MY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
I am a licensed psychotherapist (Georgia LPC #0007) with clinical expertise in the treatment of eating disorders, addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I received my master’s degree in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University where I focused on community counseling with a specific concentration in eating disorders and women’s issues. Research and advocacy has always been important to me. During that time, I worked as a Research Coordinator at Vanderbilt’s Institute of Medicine and Public Health exploring childhood obesity and feeding issues. I also served as an intern for the Pioneering Healthy Communities Board and was an active member of the Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee where I advocated for eating disorder awareness and curriculum in the Nashville area middle and high schools. Prior to graduate school, I completed my undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina where I was awarded as a Magellan Scholar for my research related to self-esteem and self-worth
I have had a variety of experiences that has enriched my ability to provide comprehensive, compassionate and well-informed treatment. I completed my internship at Vanderbilt’s Women’s Center and the Renfrew Center of Tennessee. This is where I first developed my passion for working with individuals struggling with eating disorders. Since then, I have served as a primary therapist at Ponte De Vida Treatment Center and the at the Center for Eating Disorders at Focus Treatment Centers where I received vast experience working with individuals in a residential, partial and intensive outpatient level of care. Since 2011, I have been in private practice and working in community outreach in the eating disorder and addiction community.
Volunteering and supporting my community is also very important to me. I serve as a board member of the Manna Fund, a nonprofit funding eating disorder treatment for those with inadequate insurance and funding, as well as being a founding member and the education chair for Atlanta’s chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), and a board of directors for Phoenix House, a supportive living home for women recovering from eating disorders.