- Master of Social Work, University of Alabama, 2006
- Bachelor of Science, University of Mobile, 2004
- Associate Degree, Midwest College of Theology through Rightway College, 2018
- Professional Memberships:
- International Association of Trauma Professionals
- American Association of Christian Counselors
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
- Certified as a Private Independent Practitioner in the State of Alabama
As a native Mobilian, I started my career in 2004 at the Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama, as an Aftercare Counselor working with at-risk youth. Since 2006, I have worked in various areas of social work from the hospital setting, hospice care, community health, and child & family services. With over 13 years of experience, I have gained invaluable knowledge along with evidence-based strategies to help individuals gain a level of resiliency in overcoming difficult life transitions, improving parent/child relationship, managing stress, addressing chronic medical conditions and health promotion.
My direct professional services include assessments, treatment plans, individual and family therapy, case management, discharge planning, health coaching, resource linkages, and consulting. In addition, I have specialized training in tele-mental health, clinical trauma competency, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, health coaching, and Christian counseling.
I am passionate about helping individuals live a fulfilled life, regardless of difficult life circumstances. I believe your past does not determine your future. I possess the ability of meeting my clients where they are, and I practice utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques to address health, family, and psychological challenges.
I am also fervent in reaching at-risk children and vulnerable populations in my community. My affiliations include school-based mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama and Outreach Team Coordinator at Rightway Christian Center Church. Through Outreach, I established a rapport with St. Mary’s Foster Children’s Home, and along with my team provide faith-based mentoring activities.