I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Director at New Life Counseling Center, PLLC, a private group practice in Winston Salem, NC, offering individual, group, couples and family counseling, and working with a wide variety of clients. Our offices are conveniently located, have plenty of free parking and are fully handicapped accessible. The professional building has many different types of businesses so your confidentiality and anonymity is enhanced. Office hours are 9-6 Monday through Thursday, and Fridays by prior arrangement.
I'm an interactive therapist with a strong focus on solutions and moving forward. My approach is to provide support, information and practical feedback to help clients effectively address life challenges. I use complementary theories and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to fit each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they desire! Among my areas of expertise are teens and tweens, women's issues, phobias, mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, trauma, behavioral problems in childhood through adulthood.
At your initial visit, there will be some paperwork to complete, then we will spend some time just getting to know each other. I'll want to learn all about you so I can plan the best way to help you resolve the issues that you are struggling with and answer any questions you may have about me or the therapy process.
A little about me: My children and I have lived in Winston Salem for more than 12 years. We've come to call Winston home and we enjoy the beauty & warmth of the Carolinas (the weather and the people)! We love to travel and enjoy camping with our horses, vacations at the beach and in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
I am a 1994 Honors Graduate of the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program at Alaska Pacific University (Summa Cum Laude) in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. I also earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors (Magna Cum Laude) in my home town of Anchorage while attending University of Alaska Anchorage (1992).
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #11197)
Honors, Awards & Membership
American Psychological Association-Associate Member
American Counseling Association-Past Member
Phi Kappa Phi --International Academic Honor Society
Psi Chi--International Honor Society in Psychology
Special Recognition Award:
Outstanding Undergraduate Psychology Student Award
American Counseling Association: Treating Domestic Violence
American Counseling Association: Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy Techniques in School-Based Group Counseling: Assisting Students in the Development of Social Skills
GoodTherapy.Org: Attachment, Trauma, and Clinical Work with Military Service Members
Zur Institute, LLC: Subpoenas and How to Handle Them: Ethical and Legal Considerations
American Counseling Association: The Mirror Without a Face: The Assessment of Parental Alienation Among Children of High-Conflict Divorces
GoodTherapy.Org: Treating the “Difficult” Client: Where Power, Love, and Mindfulness Meet
American Counseling Association: Podcast: Private Practice Preparedness
Healthcare Training Institute: Play Therapy Techniques: Resolution of Core Feelings Through Play
NBCC Foundation: Mindfulness: A Promising Intervention for Trauma, ADHD, Depression and Anxiety
GoodTherapy.org:Filial Therapy: A Child Centered, Attachment-Based, Emotion-Focused, and Skill Training Family Therapy
GoodTherapy.org: Helping Kids Who Never Asked for Help in the First Place
American Counseling Association: Ethical Issues in Multicultural Counseling
iCounseling: North Carolina Jurisprudence Exam – LPC
Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Horses Helping People Heal, Connect and Grow: An Interactive Workshop Focusing on the Neurobiology of the Horse-Human Relationship
Association of Alaska School Boards: Anchorage, AK: Positive Youth Development Training
Columbia North Star Hospital: Anchorage: Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment
Regional Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program (RADACT): Anchorage, AK
Alaska History of Chemical Disorders
Seminars International: Supervisory Headache #17
Community Support Training and Technical Assistance Program: Mental Health Practitioners Training Series: Coping With Mood Disorders (13 Hrs)
River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital in Association with the Masters and Johnson Sexual Trauma Program: Treatment of Sexual Trauma, Dissociative Disorders and Sexual Compulsivity