Your struggle is real.
Look, I get it. I have endured my own share of trauma and grief. I can teach you what I have learned from my own experiences, as well as the long term solutions that work for my past clients.
I supplement all that experience with the latest in neuroscience research to put together the very best program for your current issues.
I have worked in health care settings for nearly 30 years, with a focus on midlife and older adults, cancer patients, women’s health, and hospice families. As a matter of fact, everyone in my extended family works in the medical or public safety field. So I am very familiar with the challenges of your work, too.
I earned a Master of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University, and completed the extensive training and board examination required to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina (License #C012358).
My Certified Grief Counselor designation was achieved after a rigorous 100 hour post-grad program and examination through the American Academy of Grief Counseling. I also serve my community as a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and meditation teacher, specializing in restorative and senior yoga for all abilities.
sudden or traumatic death
substance-related death: opioids, alcohol, etc.
suicide or overdose
cancer and serious illness
complicated or prolonged grief
Recent Advanced Trainings:
Complicated Grief Therapy
Grief Counseling for the Helping Professions
Healing from the Ground Up: Trauma Work with Peter Levine
Opioids and Aging
Attachment Theory and Grief Support
Professional Speaking Engagements
Southern States Victim Assistance Conference August 2019
Addiction Professionals of NC Fall Conference October 2019
Rutherford County Staff Trainings January 2020 - February 2020
US Attorney’s Office EDNC Heroin Education Action Team Grief Support Group Leader
Johnston Network on Aging
Johnston County Faith Network
Johnston County Opioid Task Force
JoCo Angels Opioid Awareness and Support
I live in Johnston County with my husband, and our two children. For some reason, our young adult "kids" still insist on living with us!
Does that mean we are the "cool" parents, or is it just too expensive for kids to move out nowadays? Time will tell ...
Our adorable dog, Molly, at Lake Benson.
Everyone loves a puppy pic, right?