I feel privileged every time I am invited into another person's life. I will share in your story, sit along side you in your pain, and together we will carve out and create a life of purpose, peace and ease.
I received my Masters of Science in Miami, Florida at Barry University with specialties in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Currently, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#1300) and Licensed Professional Counselor (#8873) in Georgia along with a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS 1469). I have practiced in outpatient hospital settings working with severe and persistent mental illness, with teens struggling with behavioral disorders in a psychiatric residential treatment facility, at The Anxiety and Stress Management Institute specializing in anxiety disorders, and private practice working with individuals, couples and families. I have also been the appearing psychotherapist on TLC's Hoarding: Buried Alive and Sister Wives.
-Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training through Behavioral Tech, LLC
-Advanced Training (Externship and Core Skills) in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
-Prolonged Exposure (PE) training with Melanie Harned, Ph.d for trauma treatment
-Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) training through the International OCD Foundation's (IOCDF) Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI).
-Training for High-Conflict Families/Couples with Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.d
-Director of Skills Groups for Metro Atlanta DBT, a cooperative network of DBT clinicians in Metro Atlanta www.dbtga.com
-Member of EFT Atlanta
-Member of International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT)
- International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
-Member of Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCAGA)
-Co-owner of Perimeter DBT, a private practice in Atlanta Ga, providing full, comprehensive DBT for teens, adults and families www.perimeterdbt.com