There are so many unknowns and what ifs. The last thing you want to happen is to choose a therapist that isn’t a great fit. I’m going to take this opportunity to tell you who I am and how I practice with the hopes of not wasting your time.
Who I am
Who I am NOT
- Focused on symptom management or reduction
- Woo Woo (using crystal deodorant, healing chakras)
If you want someone who uses humor, actively engages in problem solving, has a strong calming presence, and doesn’t take shit from anyone, then I am your gal.
Here is some background about me. I grew up in the rural mountains of North Carolina. I know what it’s like to be considered an outsider and to feel like I didn’t fit into a particular community. These past experiences fuel my fire as a social justice warrior.
I also learned how to survive in an unforgiving environment. We would be out of power for a week during harsh winter storms. This is before the internet and like that would help anyway there’s no damn power! I pride myself on being tough and resilient during times of stress. I love teaching these skills to my clients.
I am a fighter and don’t shy away from conflict. That’s why I love couples and families dealing with conflict.
I am raising a bicultural family. I have two kids, one girl and one boy. My husband is from Germany. Raising a family is hard let alone trying to honor traditions from two culturally different parents. It’s also hard to choose to raise your kids differently than the way you were raised.
I hope I can help families that are walking similar paths.