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Finding the right person for your needs is critical. The best way to get to know me and judge whether we’d be a good fit is to reach out. I'm ALWAYS happy to do a free consult call and speak with you confidentially about your hopes and needs, regardless of whether we move forward with services or not. 
What to expect

Meetings with me are laid back, full of compassion, and free of judgement. These are often a time where we will get creative and collaborate to disentangle problems in your life, relationships, or company. Think of me as both a choreographer AND a participant in that.

In order for consultations with me to be most successful, it is particularly important for clients to take an active role. This means working on things both during and between our meetings. This also means avoiding any mind-altering substances like alcohol or non-prescription drugs for at least eight hours prior. Generally, the more of yourself you invest, the greater the return. This investment sets you up to be a customer for change, growth, and healing.

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to help people free up their internal strengths and resourcesother times difficulties are more complex and clients may need longer. Wherever possible, decisions about the number of meetings and the intervals between appointments are made collaboratively between us.

My four commitments to excellence
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I will be socially and culturally responsive in our work. Not only do I cherish and embrace the differences between usthese are important elements that we actually need for our work to be successful. This also means I carefully attune to the nuances of your lives, potentially including family heritage and meaning-making, with warmth, closeness, and encouragement.
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I take a whole-heart relational approach to the health and wellness of you and your loved ones. I'll show up and follow-up. You’ll get prompt answers to your e-mails, a live person on the phone, and if I’m in a meeting, I’ll return your call as soon as possible. I care about providing you the best possible service and believe that you are worthy and deserving of compassion and consideration.
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I am 100% affirming in both my consulting practice and in life. I support and embrace Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Expansive, Queer, Questioning, Allies, Intersex, and many other voices and identities. I understand all too well the negative impacts that sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism can have on wellbeing.
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My style pulls from both creative and evidence-based practices. There is no better way to bring authenticity to a therapeutic relationship than through thoughtful empirically-supported practicesones that account for process research, psychology, and neuroscience. While therapy can feel slow and winding at times, rest assured that I care about the end results as much as you do.
The technical stuff

I am a human systems consultant, both by training and by heart. People work is what I was born to do. I enjoy building organizational cultures where the individual is not only respected but celebrated as their whole self. Two words that define my career are communication and learning. With over a decade of experience in coaching, teaching and instructional design, and inclusive thought leadership, I have been able to bring multicultural audiences together for connection, education, and growth. My research interests lean transdisciplinary in nature, and center on building resiliency and belonging among organizational, community, and family relationships. I aim to conduct inquiry that advances innovation in training and development, as well as utilizing grounded theory and action methodologies to investigate disparities and inequities among local communities.

 

I am also an adjunct professor and licensed therapist, No. MFT001562, board certified in the State of Georgia. I train and coach new mental health professionals working toward post-graduate licensure. As the product of a rich accredited education and advanced training, I value solid mentorship for emerging professionals. My graduate and post-doctoral training were rigorous and comprised of advanced training in cybernetics, Batesonian systems theory, culturally-responsive socially just practices, clinical hypnosis, and attachment science. I am a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and hold esteemed memberships with five additional professional associations, including previous service as an executive officer.

 
Before settling in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, I strengthened my skills through community organizing, and working in sexual assault organizations, juvenile drug court programs, child welfare, medical centers, and outdoor/indoor pop-up clinics working with marginalized and under-resourced populations in the Southeastern United States and along the Mexico-U.S. borderland.