Thrive & Shine Counseling




Practice Philosophy

I earned at Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Virginia Tech. I went on to earn a Master's of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

I have been practicing clinical social work since 2008. I have experience in a variety of settings to include hospital inpatient facilities, EAP services, community mental health treatment, mandated and voluntary individual and group therapy with adults, substance abuse treatment, providing outpatient therapy to individuals, couples and groups, and crisis management and intervention services.

My belief for therapy is that everyone has a life in mind, a way they want to be, a way they want to live. Sometimes there are barriers or difficulties along the journey to becoming our ideal self. I want to work with you as you navigate these struggles. My goal is to create a safe place for you to be open, explore yourself, learn, grow, and, most importantly, heal.

I believe work should be collaborative, with you as the expert about you, and I welcome feedback as to how I can serve you better.


LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker- VA

LCSW-C Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical - MD


Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)

Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH)

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