Building1You have already taken the first step.

It can feel overwhelming and uncomfortable to look for a therapist. Searching through websites and reading countless therapist profiles can begin to look the same, and you start to wonder if it is even possible to find the “right” therapist.

But here you are! You didn’t give up and decided to do something for you. That is not only the first step but often the hardest step. It cannot be easy to permit ourselves to want a better life, feel fulfilled, and desire more connection with ourselves and others.

Even as you read these words, you wonder if that type of life is possible. You’ve been struggling with big emotions, strained relationships, and feeling distant from those around you for a long time.

Hope and healing are always possible.

It is never too late for growth and change. Therapy can give you a safe and judgment-free space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

Officewaiting1Your healing journey starts here.

As soon as you walk through the door of the Nest Counseling Center, you can’t help but feel warm, calm, and supported. It is a place you can look forward to, intentionally decorated to help you feel welcomed and deserving of a beautiful and peaceful space.

Therapy with me is all about connecting with me in the therapeutic relationship, with yourself, and with those around you.

No matter where you are or how stuck you feel, we will work together to help you move toward a life with purpose and joy. As you let go of judgment and begin to accept all parts of yourself (even those you have kept hidden), you will feel lighter and have a sense of movement again.

About Me

About BioI am the perfect example: “It’s never too late to find your passion.”

For most of my adult life, I was a stay-at-home mom – caring for our four girls and volunteering in the community. Through one of my volunteer roles, we met our now son.

The experience of adopting an older child introduced me to the subjects of attachment and trauma. I became intrigued by the role that connection plays in so many areas of life and read everything I could get my hands on to understand better how to parent my son in a way that fostered secure attachment.

As my children grew older and my nest emptied, I decided to follow my interest in trauma, attachment, and mental health, pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the College of William and Mary.

I didn’t know how much I would love being a therapist. I genuinely enjoy connecting with clients from various backgrounds and different walks of life who find their way into my office with their unique struggles.

I seek training that speaks to my interest in attachment and trauma and applies to various struggles I see in the therapy room. I am EMDR-trained and have additional training in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy for Trauma, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Perinatal Mental Care, and Adoption Competency.

On a personal note…

I am a podcast junkie and a TV aficionado who can relate anything in life to an episode of Seinfeld or The Office!

I love to be outside, whether walking, playing tennis, or gardening. Being outside brings me joy and helps me feel more connected to myself and the world around me.

My other great joy is spending time with friends and family, especially my husband, my five adult children, and our dog, Ruth Langmore (yes, she is as feisty as her namesake on Ozark!).