In 2009, after becoming disenchanted with the rat race and feeling I was leading a life bereft of true meaning, I quit my job in the financial services industry. I began seeking a career that would offer me the opportunity to fulfill my genuine purpose: helping people who are facing life difficulties. After significant soul-searching and consultation with family, friends, former professors, and colleagues, I chose to pursue a profession in counseling, and I enrolled in graduate school. Every day, I am grateful for the decision to change my career and life direction. Serving as a counselor continues to be an immensely gratifying experience.
My mission is to deliver a comprehensive array of mental health services at the highest possible level, within the Metro Jackson Communities. I use my experience, passion, and dedication to provide exceptional client care at the medical health, mental health, and administrative levels.
I enjoy working with adolescents, young adults, and adults to discover a deep sense of purpose and meaning, resulting in the transformative ability to live a healthy and fulfilling life. I have extensive experience in treating those facing mental health and substance abuse issues. I strive to work with clients to successfully navigate difficult transitions, let go of the past, and move towards a positive future. By integrating a variety of therapeutic methods, I have developed a unique and holistic approach – Drawing upon my academic, professional, and personal experience with anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
Since 2011, I have practiced in the Jackson, Ridgeland, and Madison areas. I have worked in group/private practices, as well as, both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at Brentwood Behavioral Health Care and the Jackson Neuroscience Center. I also served as the Program Director for both Adolescent/Young Adult Dual-Diagnosis and Adult Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Programs at Imagine Behavioral Health.
Education & Licensure
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I earned a Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Mississippi College. Also a member of the Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society, I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. During my time at Mississippi College, I worked as a Graduate Assistant and was the Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Counseling Research and Practice.
Service in the Counseling Profession
I have and continue to be an active member of the Mississippi Counseling Association (MCA), serving as an Emerging Leader in 2012. In July 2016, I developed and presented the policies and procedures for the MCA LPC Board Nomination Committee, which were voted on and adopted by the MCA Executive Board. I currently serve on the MCA LPC Board Nomination Committee. I am also an active member of the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselors Association (MPLCA) working as President-Elect in 2013-14, President in 2014-15, and currently serving as the Treasurer and Past-President 2015-2016.
Awards and Recognition
Named Licensed Professional Counselor of the Year (2016)–by the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselors Association