I am a graduate of the University of Georgia where I received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Practice Social Work. After graduation, I provided therapy with HIV+ adults in individual and group settings at Positive Impact Health Centers.
To enhance my psychotherapy training, I also completed an intensive three-year psychotherapy residency program in the psychotherapeutic treatment of trauma, relationship issues, anxiety disorders, and attachment-related mental illness at Metropolitan Counseling Services in Atlanta, GA.
I have chosen to utilize this clinical training in a private practice setting which I began in 2011. My current clinical experience includes providing individual therapy with adults. To learn more about the issues I work with in my practice, please visit My Treatment Approach and Specialties.
Educated as a clinical social worker, I truly believe that there is an undeniable correlation between a person and their environment. I utilize foundational theories of human behavior and look at social systems to assist clients through their change process to healthier living, relationships, and surroundings.
I am currently licensed in the state of Georgia as a Clinical Social Worker #CSW004510.
What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) must meet strict educational and training requirements to include obtaining a Master’s Degree, three years of supervised professional clinical experience, and successful completion of two-state examinations.
An LCSW has been trained in psychotherapy and helps individuals deal with a variety of mental health and daily living challenges to improve overall functioning. An LCSW is steeped in academic studies including psychology, sociology, human growth and development, mental health theory and practice, human behavior in the social environment, research methods, political policy, and community empowerment/development.
After receiving licensure, LCSWs are required to earn 35 continuing education hours bi-annually to maintain their licensure status. LCSWs are regulated by the State of Georgia and accountable to the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers.