Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that helps clients make real and meaningful change, find balance, and feel better
Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA
I work closely with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating and body image concerns to assist them in developing healthy behaviors around food and a more positive body image. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) help clients develop an understanding of how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected, and to provide practical skills to utilize when struggling with difficult emotions and behaviors.
I specialize in working with women facing a wide variety of concerns This includes issues like stress, relationship Issues, low self esteem/self worth, feeling Inadequate, balancing multiple roles, etc. My goal as a counselor working with women is to assist in developing positive strategies to manage these struggles, while coming from a place of personal understanding on gender and how it may play a role.
I have extensive experience working with clients in all stages of the recovery process from alcohol and other substance abuse. This includes clients who may have recently recognized problematic drinking behavior and are looking to make a change, as well as clients in more long term recovery who are looking for support. My approach counseling clients in recovery includes an understanding of 12 step programs as well as alternative and mindfulness based recovery approaches.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients identify, challenge and change unhelpful thinking patterns in order to facilitate positive behavior change. CBT has show effectiveness in treating depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and other mental health concerns.
I utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy in my work with clients to assist them in developing tangible tools and coping skills to practice when experiencing intense emotions and other stressful situations. Clients can utilize DBT skills to help them become better able to manage their most difficult moments.
Mindfulness asks us to focus on the present moment intentionally and without judgement. This present oriented focus can be very helpful when working to develop new patterns of thinking and behavior. I often work with clients to develop mindfulness, in conjunction with other therapeutic techniques, to help address problems and concerns from a holistic perspective.