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) in North Carolina and hold national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).
Prior to finding my calling as a counselor, I taught academic research and writing at North Carolina State University. Love of classical rhetoric, beautiful words, and captivating storytelling runs deep in my veins. I am also a wife and a mom to a child with autism spectrum disorder. Finally, I am active in my community as an advocate for mental health and disability rights. This varied background provides a rich foundation of empathy and understanding for my clients.
Taking new clients soon. Stay tuned!
Twelve years of teaching a wide variety of learners in the college setting, along with 11 years of mothering and advocating for my own child, lend a unique blend of compassionate and practical insight to my speaking and consulting. References are available upon request.
I can help your organization see inclusivity as less difficult and more beautiful. I am pleased to speak on the following topics:
- Autism Advocacy: The Dream I Didn’t Know I Had
- Understanding Friends Who Are Different
- Handling Everyday Life: Stress Management and Self-Care
- From Grief to Grace: Embracing the Gift of Your Child
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your event.