PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND COUNSELOR
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LCSW), not a physician. I cannot prescribe medications. Some conditions such as bi-polar disorders, severe depressions, anxiety disorders, some eating disorders, schizophrenia and some anger management issues either require or are best treated with medication and counseling together. I have a large network of physicians and psychiatrists to whom I can refer the patient for medication while they continue in counseling with me. I willingly collaborate with physicians on behalf of my patients. If hospitalization becomes necessary, I can facilitate that. Support groups and recovery groups can be very powerful in healing.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Kentucky University and have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee College of Social Work.
I have 25 years of experience in treating adolescents, adults, and couples with a specialty in abuse recovery, PTSD, and EMDR.
Prior to full-time private practice, I worked for Dede Wallace Mental Health Center (now Centerstone), Advance Eating Disorders, Nashville Healthcare Psychiatric Group and Parthenon Pavillion Outpatient Program.