The most important thing to know about me is that I am a mom to an autistic* son. Being his mother is the greatest honor of my life, which led to becoming an advocate in my community for mental health and disability rights. I listen to autistic adults in order to be the best mom, therapist, and advocate I can be.
When you choose me as your counselor, you have my commitment:
to strive for cultural humility as I continually practice self-reflection and educate myself on oppression in all forms.
to continual education and training to better my skills.
to bring my authentic self into the room.
and to hear your story.
You are the author of your story, and I’m honored to witness its unfolding.
* I use autistic rather than “person with autism” due to the overwhelming evidence that autistics prefer this distinction.
What makes me qualified?
I received my MS in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA #A15914) in North Carolina and hold national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). As a CRC, I have education and training to understand the intersection of mental health with physical, cognitive, developmental, and intellectual disabilities.
I’m part of a team.
I look forward to meeting you. Reach out for a free, 20-minute call.