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  • Major Life Events

  • Low self esteem

  • Coming out

  • Pre-marital work

  • Separation and divorce

  • Self-worth

  • Anger management

  • Trauma and PTS

  • Grief and loss

  • Communication difficulties

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Caregiver burnout

  • Chronic illness

  • Family conflict

  • Parent coaching  

I believe there are numerous ways to help people change, and work closely with clients to enable them to reach their goals and potential through an inclusive, affirming, non-pathologizing orientation.

Often as people become more mindful and accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding peace and contentment in their lives. This can happen in assessment and talk therapy alone, while in other cases I may suggest meditation, mindfulness, and hypnosis in our work. However, insight, self-awareness, and/or self-acceptance are lofty goals that may take time to achieve. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to help clients free up their strengths; other times difficulties are more complex and clients may need longer to find solutions that work for them. Most clients begin with weekly sessions for a while, until the original concerns that brought them to seek therapy begin to reduce, and then gradually taper off to less frequent appointments. Wherever possible, decisions about the number of sessions and the intervals between appointments are made collaboratively between the therapist and client.

In order for therapy to be most successful, it is important for you to take an active role. This means working on things that we talk about both during and between your sessions. This also means avoiding any mind-altering substances like alcohol or non-prescription drugs for at least eight hours prior to your therapy sessions. Generally, the more of yourself you invest, the greater the return. I refer to this as being a customer for change.

Furthermore, it is my policy to only see clients who I believe have the capacity to resolve their own problems with my assistance. It is my intention to empower you in your change process, to the degree to which you are eventually able to face life’s challenges without my assistance. I do not believe in creating dependency, or in prolonging therapy if the therapeutic intervention does not seem to be helping. If this is the case, I will direct you to other resources that will be of assistance to you. I encourage you to let me know if you feel that transferring your therapy services to another facility or another therapist is necessary or may better meet your needs.

Professional Relationship: Psychotherapy and consulting is a professional service I will provide for you. Because of the nature of therapy, your relationship with me has to be different than most relationships. It may differ in how long it lasts, the objectives, or the topics we cover. It must also be limited to only the relationship of therapist and client.

There are important differences between therapy and friendship. Friends may see your position only from their personal points-of-view, compared with their own life experiences. Friends may want to find a quick and easy solution to your problems so that they can feel helpful. These short-term solutions may not be in your long-term best interests. Friends do not usually follow-up their advice to see whether it was useful. They need for you to do what they advise.

A therapist, however, is typically not invested in any particular outcome. Rather, a therapist co-constructs choices with you and helps you choose what is best for you. By now you know that I am required to keep your identity a secret. As much as I would like to, for your own confidentiality, I will not openly address you in public unless you speak to me first. I must also decline any invitation to attend any gatherings with your family or friends. Lastly, when your therapy is completed, I will not be able to be a friend to you like your other friends. In sum, it is my duty to always maintain a professional role. Please note that these guidelines are not to be insensitive or discourteous in any way – they are strictly for your long-term protection.


Finding the right fit for your therapy is important.








I am a systems consultant and relationship aficionado! I also  

happen to have the advanced clinical training in psychotherapy and a license to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders.


From individual to family to organization to the larger community, ever prudent, I will carefully explore the nature of the relationships that make up your world, assess existing strengths and resources, and intervene in a way that is nuanced, respectful, solution-oriented, and brief.  

To arrange a free consultation by telephone, or if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. I answer all of my own calls and emails.

You can fill out the confidential form below OR call me directly at 404-804-0218. I'm typically available to answer my office line Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00 AM. If I miss your call, please leave a brief message, as I am likely in a meeting. I can usually return your call within 2 hours!

The Official Stuff

Thanks for stopping by. Finding the right person for you is important...because YOU are important and worth it.


As a relational therapist, 







I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, clinical supervisor, educator, and writer.


I'm laid back, LGBTQ+ affirming, and 



judgement free, where we can work together 



My practice located in Jacksonville, Fl. My practice is a small, boutique practice where I serve individuals, couples, and families of all ethnicities, religions, colors, and or sexual orientations or preferences. My practice is a laid back environment, free of judgement, where we can work together to figure out any problem you may be facing. Thank you for considering me as a potential therapist for you and or your family.










I've always been an attentive listener and storyteller, but my work as a therapist is much different. The mystery of being both a writer and therapist lies in connecting with those looking to change their story.


Let’s face it, life has no smooth road for any of us. When coming up against obstacles—illness, difficult coworkers, teens acting out, stress, financial strain, self-worth, or lowered sexual intimacy—it’s easy to blame ourselves or those we love. And this can put a strain on our most important relationships.
Sometimes our solutions that may resolved things before, no longer work. We get stuck, and that’s okay. With a little difference and imagination, we can make things different—you can change.






I routinely work with queer families and have extensive knowledge and experience in transgender and gender non-binary health. 


From individual to family to organization to the larger community, I will carefully explore the relationships that make up your world,



assess existing strengths and resources, and intervene in a way that is nuanced, respectful, solution-oriented, and brief.  

To truly have an affirming practice, one must live an affirming life. Not only do I greatly respect the differences that weave together the fabric of our humanity - I embrace, cherish, and celebrate them. Therefore, you can expect a working relationship that is attuned, responsive, and inclusive of your culture, race, religion, spirituality, color, national origin, occupational identity, health condition, immigration status, gender identity, age, socio-economic level, gender expression, sexual orientation, relationship style, level of education, physical ability, languaged meaning, and any other unique threads that weave together the fabric of our humanity.  

Being a small consulting practice in Atlanta, I have somewhere between 25 and 30 possible appointments each week, both in-office and on-site in the community. This allows me to work more closely with clients, ensuring a personalized experience to each therapy and consultation session. The number one benefit to keeping things small is that all clients deal directly with me, from beginning to end. This allows for a more personal tailored experience, and enhances our working relationship. 

Do you have a job that requires a fair amount of written and computer work, verbal interaction with coworkers, leading meetings? Notice how physically exhausted you are when you get home? 

Maybe your work consists of more walking, heavy lifting, or travel in a vehicle? Do wanna simply melt into your favorite Netflix or TV show at the end of the day?

Our "thinking mind" and "thinking body" are intimately connected!


Therapy is an investment in both your MIND and BODY !


I do not currently accept any form of insurance; however, I'm happy to provide clients with a Super Bill statement, which can be submitted to your insurance company for possible out-of-network benefit. If you do intend to submit to insurance company, please NOTIFY me as soon as possible, so that we can ensure proper documentation from the beginning. I encourage clients to speak with their insurance companies directly about reimbursement options.

Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) have advanced clinical training in systemic therapy and are licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders.

MFTs work in a variety of settings throughout Georgia and the rest of the country providing mental health services, as well as working in private and group practice. 


Working with an MFT is highly effective due to the systemic orientation we bring to treatment. As relationship experts, we'll always be considering how the issue at hand may be tied to patterns and habits with the people that matter most in your life--and importantly, making careful choices about the impact of therapy on those relationships. 

Since MFTs are in high demand, we frequently treat individuals by themselves, couples (pre-marital, same-sex, multi-partnered, mix-gender, living together or not), roommates, colleagues, other clinicians, spiritual leaders, as well as families of all varieties. No matter who is in the room, MFTs will carefully explore the nature of the relationships that make up your world, build on your existing strengths and resources, and intervene in a way that is nuanced, respectful, solution-oriented, and brief.  

With improving communication always a useful goal, together we will carve out space to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions, to better make sense of each others' behaviors and points-of-view. It's my job to help tailor the experience toward change, but to make useful changes in our lives, we must first invite each other to the table.



From individual to family to organization to the larger community, ever prudent, I will carefully explore the nature of the relationships that make up your world, assess existing strengths and resources, and intervene in a way that is nuanced, respectful, solution-oriented, and brief.  



- never taking sides, blaming, or offering "one size fits all" answers. 

who work with individuals; couples - whether or not married; families of all types; and groups to cure or relieve mental, emotional, and relational concerns of all kinds. MFTs work in a variety of settings throughout California and the rest of the country providing mental health services, as well as provide services in independent practice. MFTs have minimally acquired two-year masters degrees, 3,000 hours of supervised experience, and have passed two rigorous exams.


MFTs practice early crisis intervention and brief, focused psychotherapy to resolve problems or reduce symptoms quickly. They also have the expertise and skills to work with persons where more intensive, long-term treatment is necessary.


Why MFTs are Effective
Marriage and family therapy is highly effective because of the "systemic" orientation that its therapists bring to treatment. MFTs believe that an individual's emotional concerns or issues can be more meaningful and productive when treated within the context of his or her current or prior relationships.


Marriage and Family Therapists are licensed by the State of California. They must undergo extensive education, training, clinical fieldwork, and pass two rigorous examinations to demonstrate professional competency. Requirements for licensure include a related doctoral or two-year master's degree, passage of a comprehensive examination, and at least 3,000 hours of supervised experience.


Psychotherapy services of licensed Marriage and Family Therapists are, in many instances, eligible for insurance reimbursement. Marriage and Family Therapists are providers under the CHAMPUS program, and many are participating providers with major health insurers. 



















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If couple or family work is what you're looking for, I highly recommend a professional who is licensed in family therapy.

I am a systems consultant and relationship aficionado! I also  

happen to have the


Happy Family

For a long time it was thought that we could only become a family by birth, adoption, and marriage. It's my belief and experience that people develop relationships with whom they consider to be their family. This has been referred to as a “family-of-choice.” I too have people in my life that I consider to be family. Therefore, I believe that a family-of-choice is a real family, and that family is an ever-evolving idea.


Growth will always feel uncomfortable, because change is complementary to stability. 

Organizations run smoothly when employees feel invested in the brand AND one another. From individual to organization to the larger community, ever prudent, I will carefully explore the nature of the relationships that make up your company's world, assess existing strengths and resources, and intervene in a way that is nuanced, respectful, solution-oriented, and brief.  



We are hard-wired for connection and romantic bonds are the strongest antidotes in keeping you both physically and emotional well. Whether pre-marital, same-sex, multi-gender, multi-partnered, living together or not, all relationship structures deserve care, compassion, and a therapist you can trust to navigate the tender moments.


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As a queer therapist, supporting clients through gender care is incredibly meaningful to me. Click here to learn more about that process, and resources for gender affirming treatment.


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Self reflection that nurtures professional growth is about a bigger pursuit we call life-long learning. As a clinician you get that. Click here for a glimpse into my style as a supervisor and consultant. 


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