I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of North Carolina and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have approximately nine years of counseling experience, starting with my counseling internship completed with the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at the Naval Hospital on Camp Lester in Okinawa, Japan. The scope of clients served has included individual, family, couples, and group therapy with various diagnoses that range from mild to more severe. Clients have ranged in age from 5 to 90 years old.
I am also a Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt) and Certified Instructor (CI) with the National Guild of Hypnotists (the largest and oldest hypnotherapy association) and was trained by Captain M. Ron Eslinger, RN, CRNA, MA, APN, BCH, CMI, CI, FNGH with Healthy Visions. I have also been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) through Behavioral Tech (the company started by the founder of DBT itself, Dr. Marsha Linehan) as of 2011 and have been practicing using DBT and starting, growing and facilitating programs ever since. I am also currently in the process of getting my Distance Credentialed Counselor and my Certified Clinical Trauma Professional distinctions.
Licensed Professional Counselor NC – 7624
Associations and Honors
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), Board member and Past President of Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC), Certified Instructor (CI) with the National Guild of Hypnotists and Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt), Certified in Past Life Regression and Advanced Past Life Regression through the Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis and CURRENTLY working on my Distance Credentialed Counselor certification.
University of Maryland University College
UMUC ASIA (Okinawa, Japan) M.A. — Counseling Psychology 2007
Graceland University B.A. — Secondary Education & Theatre 1996
The slideshow below shows what my office looks like. Hopefully you’ll find it as calming and comfortable as I do!