How I Got Here
I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Illinois State University and a Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. During my time as a therapist, I have experience with many different therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
In 2016, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Acceptance and Integration Training™ (AAIT) by its founder Melanie McGhee, LCSW and have never looked back. I realized quickly that AAIT is a game changer in the therapy world. When I started implementing the AAIT model with my clients, they began to experience personal transformation and report lasting therapeutic change quicker than I’d ever witnessed before. Similarly, clients began to express sincere gratitude for my help.
While attending an AAIT workshop, I had the opportunity to participate in AAIT with Melanie McGhee first hand. During a quick technique, I experienced a grief and loss issue that had plagued me for years suddenly feel like nothing more than air. This was my “AH HA!” moment and it was at this time that I knew had to learn everything I possibly could about AAIT. I went on to complete a yearlong AAIT fellowship program under AAIT Founder, Melanie McGhee.
My personal and professional experiences with AAIT have been so impactful that it is now the sole technique I use in my practice.