Mental Health Therapy

"Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations"

My therapeutic work specializes in eating disorders, body image, anxiety, and trauma. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as well as Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders. I believe that healing and recovery are an additive process, and that we benefit through adding in resources, rather than trying to “stop” behaviors. In fact, our behaviors are wise and we can learn a lot through listening to them with compassionate curiosity. 

I’m also a somatically integrated practitioner and view the body as a resource to recovery. I support my clients in embodiment and nervous system regulation through interventions like breath work, grounding, orienting, and tracking, in order to work towards safety and connectedness. This place is where we function optimally and are in better position to respond to stressors. 

Further, I draw on child development, family of origin, relationships, and past experiences to provide an understanding for our intrusive thoughts, negative beliefs, and/or disruptive behaviors. This means that there isn’t something “wrong” with you. Instead, you’ve likely been through challenging times and need support to find healing. Through reprocessing, we can shift our thoughts and behaviors in order to feel more whole, more well and more alive. 

I provide mental health counseling to help with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Communication
  • Body image
  • Chronic dieting
  • Disordered eating
  • Disordered exercise
  • Relationships

I use the following approaches:

  • Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders (Somatic orientation)
  • EMDR (Trauma-based therapy)
  • Heath at Every Size®
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Mindfulness
  • Multiculturalism

Rates: 

  • First Session: $150
  • 50 minute session: $125

I accept BCBS insurance, or I can provide a superbill for out-of-network benefits.

Office location:

219 S. East St. Raleigh, NC 27601

Telehealth/ online counseling available for North Carolina residents.

Education and Licensure:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University
  • Master's of Science in Kinesiology from James Madison University
  • Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health from North Carolina State University
  • NC LCMHCA License #A15119 
  • EMDR Level 1 and 2
  • Embodied Recovery Level 1

I am currently under supervision with Heidi Anderson.

Contact me here to set-up a free phone consultation.