Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work – credential issued by the National Association of Social Workers to advanced clinicians who have met national standards of excellence.

Member of the National Association of Social Workers

Member of North Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work


I honor the privacy and the identity of every client and the confidentiality of every word spoken as guided by the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and HIPAA regulations.

I’m a licensed clinical social worker who helps people create balanced lives and peaceful minds. When challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma present roadblocks, with wisdom and kindness, I collaborate with you to develop and implement plans to improve your wellbeing.

Through my work as a professional psychotherapist, I express my unshakable commitment to a strength-based and optimistic view of the potential of every individual and family to grow. I am especially skilled at evaluating problems from a comprehensive perspective that encompasses all aspects of the individual— physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and social. My practice combines creativity and playfulness with learning to engage children, teens, adults, and families.

Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.

–Mary Oliver

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1990, I have served children and families in a variety of roles. At Duke University, where I held a faculty appointment, I provided child and family therapy at the Community Guidance Clinic. At the Area Mental Health Program of Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren Counties, I provided a range of therapeutic services including outreach therapy and treatment management for children and families.

I co-chaired a Community Child Protection Team in a rural North Carolina county, and served as Clinical Services Coordinator of Child, Youth, and Family Services at The Durham Center.

I have also trained psychiatry fellows, clinical social workers, and teachers in child-friendly, family-friendly strategies for engaging clients, and to assess and improve all areas of life.

My education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, a Master’s in Sociology from Duke University, and a Master’s of Social Work from The Ohio State University.