At times we feel the need for more support than we are receiving, or perhaps we need someone who can support us differently than our friends and family. Having an objective person available to help you consider issues from a new perspective can show you opportunities to use your strengths in new ways. What may have felt like an unmanageable problem can be transformed through challenging but workable steps. Whether you are faced with a recent difficult event or feel ready to address an ongoing issue, talking with a therapist can make the process easier.
I value the relationship I have with each client and believe the trust between us is an important aspect in creating a safe environment for growth. My intent is to help my clients feel comfortable to explore any issue they feel is important, no matter how difficult the topic may be to mention. I believe a counselor’s office is a space that is set aside for non-judgment and support, which we all need in our lives. I enjoy working with my clients to help them find ways to increase their understanding of themselves and others, to process their feelings, and to identify and practice new approaches to existing problems. I enjoy working with adult clients on a range of issues such as anxiety, sexual and relationship satisfaction, sexual identity, gender identity, body image, and self-esteem.
I am a licensed psychologist in the states of New Hampshire (license 1265) and North Carolina (license 4778), as well as a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Memphis in Tennessee. I am a member of the New Hampshire Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association, divisions for Psychologists in Private Practice, Society of Counseling Psychology, and Society for the Psychological Study of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. I am also a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).