I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience. My private practice is located in Chattanooga, TN where I provide outpatient therapy for a variety of concerns including addiction, trauma, relationship concerns, depression and anxiety. I utilize various modalities including traditional talk therapy with an emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 12 Step facilitation, specialized trauma work with the use of Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy, Rapid Resolution Therapy™, and hypnotherapy. My previous experience was in Employee Assistance where I developed expertise in training and consultation addressing workplace concerns. As a Substance Abuse Professional, I am qualified to provide SAP in accordance with Department of Transportation Regulations.
As a therapist, I am very interactive and direct. I encourage collaborative work with each individual to effectively address the goals specifically. As such, the therapeutic process remains fluid, adjusting to the needs of the individual. I integrate various modalities, including Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy, Rapid Resolution Therapy™, hypnosis, relaxation, and mindful awareness. In addition, when working with individuals with addiction concerns, I incorporate 12 Step facilitation promoting a lifestyle of recovery. My approach is intentional in facilitating overall well being for each individual approaching therapy in the direction of building on strengths and what is in each person's best interests.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Tennessee #4444
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Commonwealth of Virginia #1640
Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) #23827
Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy
Certified Practitioner Rapid Resolution Therapy™
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
Substance Abuse Expert (SAE)
National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy (NBCCH)
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Masters in Clinical Social Work
Graduate School: Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA 1986
National Association of Social Workers
Employee Assistance Professional Association