Life is a quest, a journey of discovery and a search for meaning. The word itself stems from the Latin quaerere, meaning "to seek, gain, or ask" and is the basis of a closely related word, "question." We all have questions in life, and we seek out ways to answer them. "What is my purpose?" "Why do I suffer?" You may ask yourself, well "How did I get here?" In that way, life is an exploration for understanding, for truth, and most importantly, for self-identity. Just as knights quested for the Holy Grail, Frodo quested to destroy the One Ring, and the Brave Little Toaster quested to find their owner, we all seek something tangible but end up discovering something deeper along the way. What's more, none of these quests were undertaken alone. Knights had their squires, Frodo had Samwise and the Fellowship, Toaster had a posse of household appliances. That's where I hope to reach my clients, not as an appliance but as a companion. While you travel your existential path, I can be a co-journeyer even if it may be for a brief time. Someone to ride beside you long enough to uncover some deeper meanings in life, maybe even solve some of its mysteries. When the quest gets perilous, I can be there to process it with you. And I can celebrate with you when you find your holy grail, whatever that may be.
Education and Background
Though not originally from Georgia, I've lived in the Metro-Atlanta area for over 10 years. I graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Georgia. Before pursuing counseling, I studied and taught French and Francophone language, literature, and culture. My studies in Quebec, Canada and time spent teaching English in France reinforced my devotion to expanding perspectives and developing insight. I eventually decided to apply my passion for introspection and self-exploration to help those who need a guiding hand through life's trials and travails. Upon returning to the US, I enrolled in the University of North Georgia's counseling program. I interned in a community counseling setting in North Georgia as well as in a college counseling setting at Kennesaw State University. These experiences continued to inspire me to help those in most need of sensitive care, such as the LGBTQ+ community,
Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling -- MS
National Certified Counselor -- NCC
As an APC, I currently practice under the supervision of Kristy Aspinwall, LPC, a Licensed Professional Counselor, License Number: LPC007971