I’ve had clients say, I’m embarrassed that I need to come see you; I should have handled this situation on my own.

I say, we’re just human. In a life we will feel sadness and grief because someone we love has died. We’ll feel stuck because no one in our family is talking with each other. We’ll feel overwhelmed by the loss of a career we love, a home we thought we’d raise our children in or where we thought we’d be at this point in our lives.

These life events can create complicated emotions for anyone. I believe we have a responsibility to help our children and ourselves know how to feel our way through our lives. Most of us will either struggle to do this or avoid emotion at all costs.

Feeling overwhelmed, stuck or worried does not mean that you have a diagnosis of  some sort. What it means is that you feel. And this is good.

I’m an individual and family therapist with a specialty in medical family therapy. I have learned professionally and through my own healing from an accidental electric shock in childhood, the value of knowing what you feel and being able to put your emotions into words.

It can help you feel whole again.


For individual adults, couples and families with emotional issues that affect their relationships, family or health.


For professional providers of service in law, medicine and business. To connect emotionally with your yourself and your clients and patients without doing therapy.

Speaking Information

Managing Your BrainStorm

Office of General Counsel: University of South Carolina Children’s Law Center

February 21, 2014 – Columbia


I’m Feeling So Emotional

South Carolina Bar Association and the Charleston School of Law, Charleston

February 27, 2014 – Charleston


ManagingYour BrainStorm

South Carolina Bar Association

December 1, 2013 – Columbia


Cognitive Tools to Help Lawyers Manage Emotional Depletion

South Carolina Bar Association

October 16, 2013 – Columbia


Cognitive Behavioral Techniques in Emotionally Charged Situations

South Carolina Bar Association

October 9, & November 5, 2013 – Columbia

Cognitive Tools to Help Lawyers Manage Emotional Suppression

North Carolina Association of Defense Lawyers

June 13, 2013 – Hilton Head


Suppressing Emotion and Anxiety

American Board of Vocational Experts

April, 2013 – Scottsdale, Arizona


Just the Facts Ma am: Using Your Emotional Brain

South Carolina Bar Association

February 15, 2013 – Columbia


Neuroscience for Lawyers:

Why Suppressing Your Emotions Can Lead to Anxiety

South Carolina Bar Association

November 16, 2012 – Columbia