Welcome! I provide individual and couples psychotherapy online; built on seventeen years of experience in clinics and private practice in USA (Atlanta, GA & Asheville, NC) and online with clients from all over the world.
I work with individuals and couples who are wanting to move beyond stuckness in their lives with in-depth understanding and more harmonious connections. Sometimes the stuckness can show up as panic attacks or anger issues, or maybe indecision, depression or a creative block . Often in exploring the "problem" and our reality, we find the way beyond, and what our psyches are calling us towards.
I have worked with people struggling with majority of the problems that plague humans, from addiction to depression to life transitions or psychosis.
Working together... My background includes person-centered, experiential and psychodynamic theory, and includes the experiential method of Focusing. I primarily embrace approaches to psychotherapy that work with the body and engage with the unconscious (depth psychology). My work with couples is also informed by my training in IMAGO Relationship therapy and Emotionally Focused couples therapy
We listen to the subtle movements, language and patterns that underlie your choices and what is trying to come forward and be heard in your life. This approach is particularly guided by my practice of the experiential somatic approach called Focusing. Learning to listen to the story and wisdom of our bodily process and weaving them with verbal articulation and life patterns is an incredibly powerful tool for growth.
I specialize in IMAGO relationship work. With the help of this method, we address frayed and stuck communication patterns in order to restore underlying connection and a drive for growth and integration, both within the relationship and within each partner. I also offer other services such as guided Focusing sessions, Imago relationship coaching and dialogue facilitation. My therapeutic approach is integrative; meaning it explores all facets of the person based on different perspectives that may be necessary at the particular time.
I look forward to our meeting and creating a space for meaningful change.
Education and Certifications
University of West Georgia, USA Masters of Arts in Psychology * 2003 University of West Georgia, USA PhD in Psychology * 2008 Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina, USA and Georgia, USA Distance Credentialed Counselor (specialized training in online psychotherapy) Certified IMAGO relationship therapist Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Private Practice Halcyon Psychotherapy and Counseling and Alcyone Online 2006-2017, Smyrna, GA ; Asheville NC Ridgeview Institute 2005-2015 Clinician, Psychotherapist, Lecturer Tanner Behavioral Health 2003-2005 Psychotherapist
Please ask as many questions as you'd like. I would be happy to support you in making a good choice for your situation.