Education and Training
My educational background includes Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and English from the University of Mississippi, a Masters in Counseling and Guidance with an emphasis in couples and family therapy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a certificate in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education from the University of Michigan. I find education to be a critical component of my work and because of this I invest in multiple training events throughout the year that allow me to continue to learn and grow as both a clinician and human.
While I worked with many different presenting concerns, my area of expertise (and the work I am most passionate about) focuses on helping people who are experiencing issues related to sexuality (orientation, identity, function, expression, etc…) and relationships (self and others).
I recently launched an e-course that offers a deeper understanding of intimacy and ways to increase emotional and physical intimacy within relationships!
Writing and Presenting
A big part of working in the field of sexuality is community education and advocacy. I enjoy presenting at local universities on the topics of sexuality and clinical practice as well as at area high schools on matters related to gender, orientation and sexual health. Most recently I created an inclusive and intersectional sex and pleasure positive curriculum for adolescents ages 8-18. I am in the process of turning this curriculum into an e-course so that it may be more widely accessible.
… on a personal note
I love the work I do and am eternally grateful to my clients for allowing me to be a part of their journey. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my partner and kids as well as our very ill-mannered dog. I am passionate about raising good humans and helping others to do the same. I love spending time on the water, trying out new recipes, painting, listening to my most perfect 90s playlist and I have never met a dog that I don’t try to pet.