Hello there and welcome!
First let’s acknowledge a truth. Taking the first steps toward seeking help can be scary. In my time as a therapist, I have learned to appreciate the effort and grit required to pick up the phone, to ask for help and to ultimately walk into that therapy office for the first time. So if you find yourself here, considering beginning therapy, congratulations on taking that first step. That courage is a huge part of what will bring about change and growth, and it’s a very real part of the battle.
Now let’s talk about how I can help you. In a nutshell, I work with survivors. Survivors of abuse; survivors of psychologically damaging relationships; survivors of traumatic events; survivors of life. Because life is messy, and life is hard. Sometimes simply getting out of bed in the morning is a hard fought victory. I get it. I have years of experience in treating child, adolescent and adult trauma, and I am trained and well-seasoned in TF-CBT, EMDR and DBT. Trauma is not always recognized for what it is, even by professionals. It's often mistaken for depression, anxiety and even chronic physical heath ailments. I can help you and your family better understand the nature of trauma and help you to resolve some of the shame you might be experiencing as a result of your confusing emotions and behaviors. You are not as shameful as you believe yourself to be, and you can carve out a life for yourself that is worth living and worth celebrating. I promise.
I also have a special interest in working with people who have found themselves caught in dysfunctional or abusive relationships. I have advanced training in Attachment Focused EMDR, a treatment that focuses specifically on alleviating relationship and attachment trauma. Have you ever wondered why you seem to be drawn like a magnet into the same unhealthy relationships over and over? Do you find yourself living in constant fear of abandonment, despite there being no clear, imminent threat? Are you suffering through yet another break-up with yet another partner, and you are beginning to lose hope that you will ever find the stable, healthy and loving relationship that you crave? If so, it's possible that these issues are rooted in your earliest experiences. I would love to help you to sort through the noise, clutter and confusion and arrive at a point of clarity and health in your relationships.
I welcome diversity in background, race, ethnicity, spiritual beliefs and sexual orientation. I do not believe that therapy is a one size fits all experience, and I tailor my approach to your needs accordingly. How we approach therapy together is a collaborative decision between you and me. When you step into my office, my immediate goal is to provide a safe, warm and accepting environment in which you can fully express yourselves without fear of judgment. Sessions with me tend to involve an element of humor and even irreverence at times, because let's face it---that's how life is anyway, right?
My office is located in the heart of east Memphis, conveniently located near Poplar and I-240. I offer confidential individual therapy services, and I am currently accepting both adults and adolescents as clients. Please explore my website and acquaint yourself with the services I provide. If you decide that you are interested in discussing therapy services with me further, please contact me by phone or e-mail to schedule a consultation or to ask me any questions.