Hi! I am a licensed independent social worker and the owner of Bluffton Okatie Counseling Center. My passion is helping people of all ages recover from the effects of trauma. I am an EMDR therapist with additional training in attachment trauma including preverbal trauma. I have a heart for people of any age wanting to resolve traumatic events associated with trauma, abuse and neglect related to adoption and foster care. I also help clients with a history of emotional or psychological abuse recover and thrive.
I am a mother and stepmother and I understand the challenges of blended and non-traditional families. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of New England and my bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach. I can also provide services to clients seeking Christian faith-based counseling.