favorite part of teaching at GSU is working with the students. In class, the
diversity of perspectives and experiences students bring in always offers the
opportunity for invigorating conversations about topics we are all passionate
about. It is exciting to witness the
development of students as they grow personally and professionally.
I received my Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Old Dominion
University and my M.S. in Community Agency Counseling from Missouri State
University. I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia and North
Carolina. My clinical experience began with students at a university counseling
center. During this time, I provided
group and individual counseling and developed and presented educational
workshops on topics such as stress and time management, long distant
relationships, and adult children of divorce. Later, I worked as the children’s
counselor at an agency that provided services to homeless families. I worked
with children ages 3-18 and their parents. I also developed and implemented
adult education programs on parenting. During this time I completed my training
in play therapy and earned my registered play therapist credential. I have
interests in play therapy, couples therapy, supervision, and neurobiology
applications in the counseling field.
I also have an interest in international counseling and have
volunteered to train and provide counseling overseas. I am Master Trainer of the Mental Health
Facilitator (MHF) program through NBCC.
During two trips to Bhutan, I provided counseling services and training
at an alternative high school and an elementary school. I also provided a week-long workshop on MHF
to lay helpers in the country. I intend
to return for a three month stay to continue my volunteer work there in a
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