I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years experience helping families. Since completing my graduate degree, I have worked with a variety of clients in many different settings including inpatient, residential, outpatient, and home based care. These varied work experiences gave me the opportunity to become proficient in completing biopsychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, parenting skills education, and community resource referrals. My primary clinical focus is on working with children, adolescents, and their families and I am qualified to conduct individual, couple, and group therapy. I hold these qualifications:
*I have a master’s degree in clinical social work from the Ohio State University, whose program is approved and accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
*I completed an internship in clinical social work at The Ohio State University.
*I am licensed as a clinical social worker in the state of Georgia.
*I am a member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers).
I was raised in nearby Asheville, NC and graduated with a BA in Psychology from UNC-A in 1996 and then with an MSW from Ohio State University in 2000. I have been in the Suwanee, GA area since 2001 and feel it is a wonderful place to live. I spend my time with my family, 2 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 bearded dragon! I also enjoy playing tennis, volunteering with Adopt A Golden Atlanta, and am an active member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church in Cumming. I am an avid reader and enjoy camping and other outdoor activities.
My goal is to create a practice where I can do the job I love and still have the flexibility to stay involved with my children and their many activities. I find that many of the families I see are experiencing the same life stage struggles I find myself in everyday. Therefore I work hard to create a therapeutic environment that is casual, comfortable and empathetic for all family members. I hope to have the opportunity to share with you this unique therapeutic setting and that I can be of help to you and your family.
Conveinently located in The Gates at Laurel Springs and serving the Suwanee, Cumming, Alpharetta, and Johns Creek communities.