No man is an island. No man or woman or child or couple or family of any size or composition lives in a vacuum. We live in relationships – and what happens with one person affects and influences the lives of others. From birth on we are affected by our relationships and over time we can become burdened or bound by our experiences in relationships and in life’s events.
I see counseling as a process of unburdening and releasing the binds of individuals and families from aspects of their lives that are difficult. I see myself as a tour guide who is familiar with the territory and accompanies clients on a journey toward healing and growth and freedom to enjoy and participate fully in life.
My goal in sessions is to provide a safe, respectful, calm space in which my clients can gain insight, pursue emotional healing, learn new tools for living, and experience acceptance and grace.
I have a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a wealth of "real life" experiences. I have completed EMDR Level II Training and extensive specialized training in treating trauma. I am a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist in the State of Tennessee (license #1129).
Before moving into the counseling field, I worked in human resources and in government relations. I received my bachelor's degree in Economics from Vanderbilt. My husband and I have been married for more than 25 years and have two young adult daughters. I am a horse person, semi-retired golfer and tennis player, fair weather runner and voracious reader..