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Introduction


I have been a professional in the mental health field since 1978, first as a Psychiatric Nurse, later as a Family Therapist, and for the last twenty six years as a Licensed Psychologist.  I have a broad background and have worked with a variety of emotional/behavioral issues. Over the years that I have been assisting individuals, couples and families in their healing process,  I have repeatedly been  impressed by the resilience of human beings. In my work I focus on the strengths of my clients, as well as journeying with them through their difficulites


In 2005, I was the recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Service from the Georgia Psychological Association. I served on the Board of GPA as the Continuing Education Chair, the Vice President, the President Elect, the President of the Georgia Psychological Association and as Past President of the Georgia Psychological Association.  I also held an appointment on the Continuing Education committee of the American Psychological Association. As Past President of the Georgia Psychological Association, I encourage you to seek therapy from a licensed psychologist as they are most highly trained therapists amoung the mental health disciplines.


Education

Licensed as both a Registered Nurse and as a Psychologist, I hold a  Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Auburn University and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University.  Between 1991 and 1996, I obtained advanced training in Gestalt psychology.


Experience

 I have many years of experience as a professional staff member working in an in-patient psychiatric hospital, with a specific focus on working with people diagnosed with major mental illnesses, and also with people recovering from addiction & substance abuse. I also have experience working on a U.S. Military base with active duty personnel and with their families, with a special focus on post traumatic stress.  Additionally I spent several years working in health psychology on the staffs of two medical hospitals.  During this time I served as group leader for both terminal and non-terminal cancer groups.  In terms of crisis and trauma experience, I have been a member of  the Red Cross Mental Health team and the Delta Airlines Crisis Response team.  Currently I am an Adjunct Faculty at a graduate school for training psychologists. I have been in private practice for 24 years.



"....joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair"
                                                                         - Anne Morrow Lindberg

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