Walking with you on your journey of self-exploration, self-improvement, and self-fulfillment.
I am a native of Dallas, Texas. I received a BA in Psychology from UGA in 1993, a BS in Nursing from GSU in 1999, an MA in Psychology, with a counseling specialty, from UWG in 2004, and a PsyD in Sports & Performance Psychology from University of the Rockies in 2015.
I have practiced as a Registered Nurse since 1999, working in critical care, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury, and school nursing. I also enjoy rodeo nursing for fun. I became a nurse to help people heal and to be with those who are making the transition to the other side.
I accepted a commission in the US Air Force Reserve on February 29, 2000; so far, achieving the rank of Major. For 8 years, I served as a flight nurse where I provided support to Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM in Germany and Afghanistan, respectively. The American flag means more to me than many people may ever know.
In 2007, I accepted a spiritual calling to psychotherapy. I opened Perfect Peace Counseling Center, with my best friend from high school, Amani, on September 1, 2010. Unlike most counselors, I provide appointments in the evenings and on the weekends - for those who need counseling but cannot take time off work to attend appointments during the day. I became a counselor because I have experienced more pain in my life than anyone should be subjected to. I knew that God had allowed that pain so I would be able to help others who were broken. I am amazed every time I am in the room with a client at how quietly, yet powerfully, God moves in my clients’ lives. I am humbled to be able to create a space for healing and peace in the midst of life’s storms.
On top of everything else, I am an Adjunct Psychology Instructor at Shorter University; and a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer for foster kids. On the rare occasions that I have time off, I enjoy horseback riding, baking, reading, swimming, golf, and writing.
Beyond being a nurse, military veteran, counselor, college instructor, author, sport psychology consultant, and CASA volunteer, I am a mother to an adult daughter, a grandmother to a rambunctious granddaughter and grandson, and a friend to many.
Rogerian, Humanistic, Client-centered
Experiential eclecticism, based on individual client needs