"You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance and twelve for growth."
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of North Carolina who specializes in working with adults (18 and older). My internships were at Dorothea Dix Hospital working with male patients with severe and persistent mental illness and at Kaiser Permanente as an outpatient psychotherapist. I hold membership in The National Association of Social Workers, The International Transactional Analysis Association, and International Psychohistorical Association.
I have received specialized training with adults using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) from Dr. Clive Robbins at Duke University; hypnotherapy with Dr. Bob Dick, Human Resources Consultants in Raleigh; Emotional Freedom Techniques; Transactional Analysis (TA) from Dr. Vann Joines and Energy Psychology from Dr. Gary Peterson both of the Southeast Institute for Group & Family Therapy in Chapel Hill, NC. I completed training for Cosmic Freedom Qigong (CFQ) Level I and Level II from Dr. Hew at the Southeast Institute in Chapel Hill in 2004. Certified EDxTM practitioner in June 2005 by Fred Gallo, Ph.D. and Vann Joines, Ph.D. Certified in Seemorg Matrix Works, January 2007 by Asha Clinton, Ph.D. Summer of 2007, certificate for Past-Life Regression Therapy with Brian L. Weiss, M.D. and Carole K. Weiss, MSW, CHt. Summer of 2010 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine: A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, and Saki F. Santorelli, EdE, MA.
I have worked at Wake County Outpatient Clinic for Adults in Cary for three years as a psychotherapist and at Holly Hills Hospital for one year on the inpatient unit as a social worker. I’ve been in private practice for 10 plus years.
Practice Philosophy and Theoretical Orientation I take a practical approach to understanding individuals. My role is to assist you in finding a solution to your issues. I have found using TA or EFT or some combination of therapies to have been beneficial for clients in making their desired self-change. I endeavor to find a way where you can receive the maximum benefit from our working together.