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I have been studying and working in the mental health field for 10 years.  I have experience working in public schools with children ages 5-18 and most recently worked with our local community service board delivering individual outpatient services to adolescents and adults. I have been studying trauma work and resolution for the past five years and have completed level 1 training of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (a body-oriented approach to trauma resolution). I am certified in Adolescent and Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) and have used this model to work with teenagers struggling with substance use and addiction. I have experience and a strong interest in leading therapy groups as well. I am currently enrolled in Level One Internal Family Systems training as well as assisting a Level One Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training, both of which I will complete in January 2024.

In my time out of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, connecting with friends,  and exploring the lovely area in which we live.

My professional areas of interest and specialty include:

-Trauma resolution

-Substance abuse and addictions


-Human sexuality

-Existential questions and issues

-Depression, anxiety, and mental health/wellness

-Life transitions

-Grief and loss

-Relationship issues

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“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.”


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Psychotherapy is not easily described in a single sentence. The success of the therapeutic process is highly dependent on the person delivering services as well as on the client and his/her/their needs. My therapeutic style is based on transparency, curiosity, and collaboration. Progress and transformation occur when we do not dodge the discomfort, but rather work together on fostering a sense of non-judgmental regard for the presenting problem. While I am dedicated to working with you on whatever you may bring to the table, therapy also requires a great deal of active engagement on your part.

As with most things in life, the more you put into an undertaking—in this case, therapy—the more you will get out of it. Creating time and space for one’s healing is a wise investment that takes honesty, courage, energy, and financial resources. As such, if we decide to work together, it is of the utmost importance that you communicate any problematic or uncomfortable feelings that may arise for you regarding our therapeutic relationship. It is widely observed in the mental health professions that the client-therapist relationship is the foundation from which positive change may occur in the client’s life. If at any point you are not satisfied with our therapeutic relationship or my style of therapy, it is important to address this so that we can either resolve our issues or so that I can make an appropriate referral. Although deep, lasting changes in a person often take time, you should not continue seeing a therapist with whom you do not feel a sense of connection and trust. While I strive to be genuine, empathetic, non-judgmental, and trustworthy in all of my relationships, the fact remains that I may not be the right therapist for everyone. Trust your gut.

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I currently provide individual counseling to people ages 18 and up. An individual session typically lasts between 50-55 minutes. Depending on your needs, we will figure out the frequency of sessions collaboratively. 

Counseling services are available face to face or via telehealth. I use a HIPAA compliant electronic health record through which we can meet virtually for sessions if this is your preference. During 2020, all of my sessions were conducted via telehealth and thus I am comfortable with this platform. However, it is important for us to decide together whether in person sessions or teletherapy is best suited for your needs.

My fee for sessions is $140, however if you choose to use insurance, your rate will depend on your behavioral health benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

You can set up a 10–15-minute consultation with me by calling 540-208-6040 or by emailing me at I am quicker at responding to emails! Consultations are free and it is important for us to decide if we may be a good fit and want to move forward with scheduling a session.

What can I expect for our first session?

First sessions can be anxiety-provoking, especially if you’ve never experienced psychotherapy before.  During our initial session, we will begin to build trust and get to know each other (just like any other relationship but with slightly different boundaries). I may help clarify your needs and reasons for entering therapy and we will collaborate on one or two short term therapeutic goals as a place to start. After doing so, I can offer suggestions for treatment and give you a better picture of how our time together can best be spent.

What is your cancellation policy?

It is understandable that on a rare occasion you may have to miss an appointment due to an emergency. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please notify me as soon as possible, and at least 24-hours in advance of your appointment so that I can support other clients in need of a session. If there is a 24-hour notice, you will not be charged. Thank you for respecting my clinical boundary as my professional time for your session has been set aside specifically for you.

Do you accept insurance?

I currently accept and am in-network with Anthem BCBS, Optima, and Optum. If you do not want to use your insurance, please let me know during our consultation so that we can discuss options.

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107 Church Street SE
Blacksburg, VA 24060

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