Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Partner at Midtown Psychotherapy Associates, LLC
Pronunciation: (met"u-noi'u), [key] n.
a profound, usually spiritual, transformation; conversion.
Metanoia means: a change of mind...
turning around to face a new direction...
to turn toward the light...
Because when you face the light,
the shadow is behind you.
Metanoia is from a Greek word which signifies transformation
in a person's life. Engaging in the therapeutic journey helps clients
shed new light on their inherent strengths and discover possibilities for change. I believe that therapy is a relationship in which conversation becomes a catalyst for meaningful revelation and intentional change. I look forward to getting to know you.
Since 2004, I've provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. My initial experience and early training took place at Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. In 2009, I co-founded Midtown Psychotherapy with Dr. Amy Smith Barnes. I currently welcome clients of all ages struggling with issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and life transitions. As a systemically trained therapist, I focus on helping clients understand their relationships; both with self and others.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I founded Family Resources Inc., an international consulting firm working with a wide range of corporations and organizations. My background as an entrepreneur and business owner enables me to work well with professionals and executives seeking balance and strategies for managing work related anxiety and stress.
I am a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists am currently the Ethics Chair for GAMFT. I have been adjunct faculty at Richmont Graduate University teaching an intensive course in Eating Disorders and providing Clinical supervision to Masters level clinicians. Specialized training and certifications include PREPARE / ENRICH, an empirically validated online assessment used to identify specific strengths and weaknesses in engagement and marriage, Discernment Counseling for couples, EMDR for tthe treatment of PTSD and trauma and ScreamFree Parenting.
I graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine with a Masters of Family Therapy and hold a Bachelor of Science in Leisure Education from the University of Georgia. I enjoy travel, taking cool photographs for my website, being the aunt of 12 nieces and nephews and pet parent of two dogs and two parakeets.