I am currently a third-year doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am planning to complete my degree by May 2014, with hopes of obtaining a faculty position in counselor education.
My research interests include trauma, foster care, domestic violence, counselor advocacy, multiculturalism and intersectionality, and vicarious trauma, which is the focus of my dissertation.
I have been a licensed counselor for over 7 years. I am licensed by the state of North Carolina as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and by the state of Ohio as a supervising clinical counselor (PCC-S). I have worked in outpatient, inpatient, and in-home settings with children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience with individual, group, and family counseling, along with both mental health and chemical dependency counseling. Although I have worked with a broad range of presenting concerns, I specialize in trauma and have training in trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy and eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
I am in the process of completing my PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I received my master's degree in Community Counseling from Youngstown State University, and I obtained a bachelor's degree in French and Writing from Mount Union College.