As a counselor with over 18 years of experience, I obtained my PhD from Liberty University and began my career working with juveniles and troubled teens for the state of Georgia in 2003. Since 2009, I have been working in private practice, specializing in helping students and young adults with a range of mood, social, and neurological challenges. My areas of expertise include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), where I utilize a family approach to support patients with ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other developmental disorders.
I primarily use a Cognitive-Behavioral approach in my counseling, integrating physical activity with behavioral interventions to promote psychological improvement. I also offer a limited range of assessments to establish or confirm a diagnosis for patients. For those who request it, I incorporate a range of Christian Counseling methods and approaches.
To build rapport and foster a sense of shared responsibility, I use a variety of techniques in my work with young children with developmental disabilities, such as building with Lego or other materials.