Over the past 17 years I have had the opportunity to live and work in several different states throughout the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic portions of the U.S. (Additionally, because we lived there for 6 months, my husband and I also have a special place in our hearts for the beautiful people and country of Panama!)
Currently, my family and I live, work and worship in Waynesboro, VA, in the Shenandoah Valley of Central Virginia, about a 30-minute drive from Charlottesville, VA. Like so many others throughout the country and the world right now, I am [currently] homeschooling our three delightful future world changers whose smiles, giggles and daily shenanigans fuel our days and whose limitless energy enhance the quality of our nightly sleep!
Our family is blessed to enjoy a small glimpse of the Blue Ridge Mountains from our house and can often be found enjoying scooter rides around our neighborhood or exploring hiking trails with friends along Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway.
I am licensed to provide therapy to anyone currently residing in Virginia. I enjoy working with people who are desiring to improve themselves and their relationships. I am particularly passionate about working with clients who are seeking to overcome the impact of trauma that lies at the core of their struggle for individual and relational health.
Although therapy is to a great extent very much determined by the needs and wants of the particular client(s), I would maintain that a practitioner’s therapeutic approach should not be lacking reasonable empirical evidence to support its use. This is why the type of therapy I provide is rooted in several research-backed approaches including, but not limited to: CBT, Gottman Method, Edna Foa’s exposure therapy, elements of mindfulness, guided relaxation and contemplative prayer. For those who desire to incorporate a faith-based component into their treatment process, I am also happy to incorporate biblical Scriptures, concepts and related resources.