• Individual, family and group psychotherapy

  • Neurofeedback and EMDR

  • Speaking and workshops



Desires a genuine and authentic relationship

with a therapist toward improved quality of life

through self exploration, coping strategies

and techniques to manage and thrive in daily life.



We tend to think of trauma as an emotional response to a deeply distressing single event such as experiences of war, physical or sexual violence, natural disaster, a terrible accident or grief/loss. These examples of acute or “big T” trauma. While these are indeed some of the most distressing events one can experience, a person can also suffer from complex (multiple) and chronic (ongoing) “little t” trauma. Regardless of whether trauma is big T or little t, both can undermine a person's sense of safety in the world and in their ability to maintain healthy relationships. Trauma is also now thought to underlie many of the disorders for which people seek help. It’s important to work with someone trained to assess whether trauma may be contributing to the difficulties you’re having.


Children know how to eat and grow well. However, for some families, eating and feeding has become a high stress and arduous process, filled with power struggles and perhaps even intense conflict. Whether you are struggling with feeding an extreme picky eater or are not sure how to support your overweight child, I can help you put the joy back in family mealtime with coaching utilizing the evidence based Feeding Dynamics Model for healthy feeding and eating.


As a professional specializing in the treatment of eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and ARFID), I know how overwhelming it can be to make sense of different treatment approaches when seeking treatment options for yourself or your child. Compelling research shows that Family Based Therapy (FBT) also known as the Maudsley Method is the most effective treatment available and should be the first line approach when deciding about treatment for your child or adolescent. I have formal training with The Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders and can confidently guide your family through implementing FBT. Eating disorders among adults require thorough assessment and planning when choosing a treatment approach. I can help you understand and navigate the most effective treatment for you.


People with a mental illness often turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate and ultimately that can lead to substance abuse or dependency, so it makes sense that people with mental health disorders are more likely to have an issue with substance abuse than those who don’t. Roughly half of those who have either a mental illness or a substance use disorder will have the other at some point in their lives. For those whose chronic substance use came first, the problems that follow may lead to depression, anxiety, or other conditions. Regardless of which came first, an integrated treatment approach that involves combining substance abuse and mental health interventions, rather than treating each disorder separately without consideration for the other is best practice.


Sometimes, life experiences and circumstances affect the way we see ourselves and the world around us in negative ways.

Psychotherapy, also referred to as talk therapy or counseling, is a long-term process aimed at helping people with a broad variety of emotional difficulties.

Psychotherapy can help eliminate, reduce, or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better in everyday life by addressing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Therapy includes a look at the past to understand the “why” of a particular issue as well as the ”how” to move forward.

Coaching also involves clarifying goals, identifying obstacles and problematic behaviors. The focus however is the creation of action plans to achieve a desired result. It tends to be more action-based from the current point forward. Coaches cannot diagnose or address an illness or disorder, thus is not covered by insurance.

While the majority of my practice is therapy, I do offer coaching specifically in the following models:

Satter Feeding Dynamics

Eating Competence

  • Satter Feeding Dynamics

  • Eating Competence


When circumstances and symptoms are so intense, we feel “hijacked” and unable to incorporate new insights and strategies even with the support of talk therapy. That’s an indication that we need to utilize other methods that involve working with the central nervous system, accessing thoughts and emotions by bypassing the intellectual part of our brains.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a structured therapy that helps to resolve incompletely processed negative experiences (traumas). By briefly focusing on the traumatic memory while experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), it helps reduce the intensity and emotion associated with the trauma memories.

EMDR is different from traditional talk therapy in that it does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue. It has been extensively researched and proven to help people (both children and adults) recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms as well as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences.

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback

Non-linear neurofeedback is non-invasive and helps the brain to achieve optimal functioning. Whether one struggles with managing stress or wants to reach peak performance, neurofeedback can help the brain reorganize itself and return to more efficient and effective functioning. Non-linear neurofeedback can be helpful for anyone wishing to achieve more mental clarity, motivation, and emotional and physical resilience. People who can benefit also include:

  • Professionals wanting to be sharper throughout the day

  • Athletes seeking to train more effectively and achieve a “mental edge”

  • Those struggling with sleep management or looking to better cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and impulse control


As a speaker within the community and nationally, I offer presentations to both public and private organizations on topics including childhood feeding and prevention of eating disorders.

Contact me to learn more about bringing me to your group or organization.

Women’s Retreat

To Retreat: The process of withdrawing, moving back or away… to a place of safety, quiet and calm.

It’s hard to hear our own voices above the noise of our everyday life stresses. And sometimes, even in the quiet, the voices in our heads are as dangerous and troubling as our environments or current circumstances.

We thrive in community… and being in a circle of woman creates a certain, very special energy. Being seen and heard is healing – and holding space for one another is a gift.

Join me while we:

  • Achieve calm

  • Gain clarity

  • Relax and restore

Stay tuned for upcoming dates…


I am what is termed an Out of Network (OON) provider, meaning I am not on any insurance panels and do not file insurance on your behalf. Clients pay me directly and then may submit a superbill (receipt for insurance) for reimbursement if OON benefits are covered under your insurance plan.


Connect with me via phone or email to see if working together is right for you. Once we decide that it sounds like a good fit, we will schedule an initial evaluation and develop a treatment plan tailored just for you.





Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback, EMDR, Speaking and Workshops

Specializing in Trauma, Childhood Feeding, Eating Disorders and Co-Occuring Disorders



3855 Shallowford Rd, STE 420 Marietta, GA 30062