Is your child having difficulties expressing frustrations? Does your adolescent feel down or irritable? As an adult, are you stuck due to a harmful relationship or do you get lost in negative thoughts? If any of these questions sound familiar to you, take a deep breath and know you are not alone.
I work with children and adolescents as they learn how to regulate big feelings, interact with others, cope with academic pressures, and embrace mistakes. For adults, my clients struggle to communicate their needs assertively, make time for joy, and balance multiple roles. Often my clients display symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Separation Anxiety Disorder.
I have over twenty years of experience in various settings, including private practice, public schools, nonprofits, and community mental health centers. I earned a BA in Psychology from Delta State University, an MS in Counseling from the University of Memphis, and a Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) from Illinois State University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology.
Advanced Training and Certifications
I provided school psychological services for 15 years. During this time, I evaluated eligibility for special education services and the presence of disability, including autism spectrum disorder, emotional disturbance, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, and Other Health Impairments, including ADHD. I often consulted with parents, teachers, and administrators by recommending IEP goals, classroom accommodations, and educational placements or services. To support the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students, I completed behavioral assessments and plans. I provided counseling services and facilitated social or executive functioning groups to address skill deficits. I often incorporated strategies from Restorative Discipline, Collaborative Problem-Solving Model, and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.