I have a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Georgia, which brought me to Athens, Georgia in 2000. Between my first and second year of graduate school I volunteered at Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences, Inc. (MARR), Women’s Recovery Center. It was during this time that I discovered my passion for working specifically with women and therapeutic groups. Here I discovered the transformative power of authentic relationships.
After graduating I was hired by the MARR Women’s Recovery Center as a Day Treatment Counselor, where I served women overcoming the disease of addiction. I was quickly promoted to the position of Residential Manager and in 2005 became the Director. During my tenure at MARR I most enjoyed working with groups, individuals, and their families, where we actively incorporated the principles of recovery empowering them to create a balance of physical, spiritual, and emotional health.
I left my position at MARR in the spring of 2013 out of a desire to work more closely with my home community, where I began work as the Assistant Director of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens. For over two years I served homeless families in Athens, working alongside members of faith communities rooted in social justice. This work ultimately inspired me to take the leap into private practice, and I’m grateful every day for the opportunities that landed me here. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia since 2006 and maintain membership with the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia.
My passions beyond my work include reading, watching college football (Go Gators! I figure you should just know this up front if it’s unacceptable for you), freshwater fishing, writing, and traveling with my husband. I also love participating in local women’s writing, personal growth, and book/reading circles. My personal growth and self-care are as important to me as yours.
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