“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu. Welcome to the powerful and healing journey of counseling.  I have 13 years experience in the field of mental wellness and addictions, with the last seven as a master’s level clinician.  I treat all age groups except kiddos younger than five years of age.  I have an eclectic counseling style, influenced by several respected theories.  School aged children, adolescents, young adults, and young professionals are a particularly good fit for me, but I enjoy working with a wide variety of folks.  My style is especially suited for those who need a safe place to develop insight and heal.

The relationship between therapist and client is one of the most important parts of the counseling process; I strive to create a safe, genuine, and welcoming environment for all.  I hope to help lighten your load and support you in accessing the wisdom you already hold within yourself.

I have experience with: stress management; depression; anxiety; professional career stress; addictions; chronic illness; interpersonal challenges; career counseling; communication skills; LGBTQQAI+; trauma; existential concerns; school support and advocacy; parenting; play therapy; rehabilitation/psychosocial adjustments; and alternative lifestyles.




Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in NC (LCMHC)
Licensed Professional Counselor in VA (LPC)
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

MS degree in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling
MS degree in Rehabilitation and Career Counseling
BA in Psychology and minor in Hispanic Studies

Language Skills:
English (proficient)
Spanish (conversational)
American Sign Language (Basic)

Memberships and Accolades:
Subject Matter Expert for the Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam
American Counseling Association Member
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Member
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling Member
American Red Cross Disaster Action Team Member

Favorite Quotes

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
~Emily Dickinson

Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
~Viktor E. Frankl

Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
~Lao Tzu

Only from your heart can you touch the sky.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
~Joseph Campbell

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
~Carl Rogers

I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
~Brené Brown

Scheduling and Payment Information

As of 12/1/2022, I have closed the 708 Cromwell Dr. location. If you are interested in scheduling, please check out the awesome new company I am working with: https://manesourcecounseling.com/