Although a native Texan, I’ve spent most of my adult life in the southeast. I studied English/Creative Writing at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, where I started falling in love with the power and therapeutic potential of self-expression. After a few years working in marketing communications, I went back to school and completed a dual M.S.W. and M.Div. at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work and Duke Divinity School, where I enjoyed studying intersections of mental health, trauma, social justice, and spirituality.
During my graduate training and beyond, I have had the opportunity to train in diverse settings including community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, crisis hotlines, homeless shelters, and churches. These experiences have shaped me to pursue practices of care that affirm and build up the health, wholeness, and holiness of all people, inclusive of whoever we are and whatever’s been going on in our lives.
At present, I’m a clinical social worker (LCSWA) licensed in the state of North Carolina and working as an outpatient therapist in private practice with Mindful Collaboration.
For self-care, I enjoy community involvement, reading, writing, watching Netflix, cooking, walking the dog, and spending time with loved ones.