I’ve loved hearing and reading stories all my life, but my favorite stories have the plot line of life change. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples understand their story, own their story, and choose a better ending. I enjoy helping couples navigate conflict, communication issues, and betrayal recovery. I am also a certified Positive Discipline educator and love helping parents develop a kind but firm parenting approach. I offer comprehensive counseling in Woodstock.
I work best with clients who are highly motivated, who realize that things will change only if they prioritize their mental and emotional well being during the trying seasons of life. I see the best results when clients want more than a new thoughts, when they want a new experience, a new way of being. Successful clients seek to understand the root of their issues—including how past experiences and relationships shaped the way they currently view life. I believe everyone makes sense when we look at your story as a cohesive whole.
My approach is heavily influenced by attachment theory, which emphasizes the human need for connection and secure, loving relationships. I believe we are pre-wired for attachment; thus, we inevitably experience loss when we don’t feel safe in our closest relationships.
When not in the office, I enjoy wandering through bookstores, watching movies that make me cry, and taking long walks with my podcast playlist. I am mother to three, two biological sons and an adopted daughter, and have been married for twenty-plus years.
MA, Marriage & Family Therapy, Richmont Graduate University
BA, English, Furman University
LPCA-Licensed Professional Counselors Association
*License number #AP007103
*Under the direction of Jennifer Stuckert, , MA MFT, LPC (#004704), CPCS.
Atlanta Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ACEFT)
International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
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Call me directly for a phone consultation: (404)507-2163
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions. If I am not a good fit, I can help you find someone who is. I am connected with other area therapists and can help you with your search for the right therapist.
New Story Counseling is contracted to offer services through Above and Beyond Counseling in Woodstock.
Practice Address and Phone Number:
Above and Beyond Counseling Services
4595 Towne Lake Parkway
Building 300, Suite 250
Woodstock, GA 30189