Qualifications: I completed a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina State University in May 2019. I completed both my Practicum and Internship in Counseling at Lifescapes Counseling Associates, PLLC beginning in the Spring 2018 semester and ending after the Spring 2019 semester. Since then, I have been practicing fulltime at Lifescapes, totaling 2.5 years of clinical counseling experience.
Restricted Licensure/Supervision: I am currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) in the state of North Carolina. As part of the standard training process, my counseling services are provided under the supervision of Amy Moulds, MEd, NCC, LCMHCS, DAAETS, who is the owner and director of Lifescapes Counseling Associates.
My Counseling Background and Process:
First, I fully believe in the therapeutic relationship, and consider my role to be a supportive, nonjudgmental, safe companion to walk with you on whatever journey you are currently traveling. I work with clients between ages 10 and 70 who are experiencing adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, gender-related issues, trauma, grief, and issues related to chronic and/or terminal illness. My primary approach to counseling is an integration of Person-Centered and Existential therapies. What does that mean? It means that you and I work together in partnership to address your current concerns so that your individual values and beliefs are honored; and it means that I believe you have a great capacity for self awareness that can help guide you in decision-making, behavior, and a sense of peace with yourself and the world, long after our sessions are done.
I also employ tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients modify thinking and behavior that are causing them psychological injury or discomfort. This sometimes includes homework, which is a way that we strengthen our therapeutic relationship through trust and accountability.
My goal is to provide you a safe space, first, and then empathy and freedom to explore your goals and how best to achieve them. Please know that our therapeutic relationship exists and flourishes with the observation of boundaries. I will uphold those boundaries in order to ensure an appropriate therapeutic relationship and a more positive therapeutic outcome, and I ask you to do the same. Sessions may at times become emotionally and psychologically intimate-that's okay, and part of the work we'll be doing together. But those boundaries are what will keep our work together productive and safe.