My therapeutic approach focuses on creating a sense of safety and support, so that you are able to tell your story and speak your truth without fear of judgment. I accept you exactly as you are, as well as help you connect with yourself and uncover your authentic voice. I believe you possess everything you need to cope with any obstacle and feel empowered to live a life full of purpose and joy.
I am a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Charlotte, North Carolina. I began my career as a nurse with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville. After earning a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, I transitioned to work as a nurse practitioner specializing in child sexual abuse and pediatric hematology and oncology. Over my years of nursing, I realized the profound impact mental health has on physical health and wholeness. I found myself back in school, and earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
When I started my practice, I called it The Nest Counseling for several reasons. First, I believe that you have a safe place inside of you, your own cozy internal nest, and counseling can help you cultivate it. Second, the places you come from—especially your first nest, your family of origin—have a profound impact on your life. Third, many of my clients are responsible for nurturing loved ones as a parent or caregiver, and need support to create a nest for others. Finally, The Nest represents my office space, which I hope will feel warm, safe, and accepting.
It takes tremendous courage to reach out for help. I am glad you are here and feel humbled and honored to walk with you on your journey.
Please contact me regarding cost of individual sessions.
RN, MSN, CPNP, MA, LPCA, NCC
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Areas of interest
- Parent-Child Relationships
- Low Self-Esteem
- Past Trauma
- Miscarriage and Infertility
- Postpartum Mood Disorders
- Grief and Loss
6715-A Fairview Road
Charlotte, NC 28210