I was born in central Kentucky, grew up in northern Alabama, and earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from Mississippi State University. I earned my Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Colorado State University in 2013, after completing an APA-accredited doctoral internship at Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services.
I provide care to kids and adults with a wide range of issues, but I especially enjoy working with people with anxiety disorders, autism, or ADHD. I have specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), comprehensive psychological assessment, and career assessment and counseling. I am also trained in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), a parent-focused treatment for anxiety and OCD in children and teenagers. I have provided therapy, consultation, and assessment to children, adults, and families in many different settings, including university counseling centers, a university career center, community colleges, a community mental health clinic, a public school district, and independent schools. I am an LGBTQ-affirming therapist and often work with clients who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I am licensed in the state of North Carolina (NC license #4772) and am a member of the American Psychological Association. I serve on the Continuing Education Committee of the North Carolina Psychological Association and volunteer with two statewide efforts to connect healthcare workers and teachers with pro bono mental health support.
I live in Raleigh with my family, a big cheerful dog, two ridiculous cats, and a Japanese fire-bellied newt. I love reading, baking, watercolor painting, horseback riding, teaching my dog new tricks, birdwatching, and exploring state parks and trails.