Charlotte, North Carolina 28226
Profession(s)Mental Health Professional, Other
I am a Certified Divorce Coach, Collaborative Law Professional in North and South Carolina, and a Certified Parent Coordinator. I assist clients and families through all aspects of the divorce process. with children individually who are experiencing or have experienced divorce within their family unit.
Divorce is a difficult and extremely stressful time. No one imagines being in this position.
Similar to the emotions of when you first got married, emotions during a divorce are just as overpowering. The emotional journey of divorce forces partners to let go of the past ways of communicating as spouses and learning new ways of working together including how to be co-parents. A Divorce Coach helps parents make that paradigm shift and if children are involved I assist with parenting plans and co-parenting.
Emotions can overtake the Divorce Process:
Divorce is one of the most stressful events in an individual’s life. Learning to “relive” life is a major life transition and can disrupt all areas of your life. Individuals experience many losses when separating from a spouse and can often lead an individual feeling hopeless, confused, angry, and abandoned. These strong feelings can quickly turn to resentment, bitterness, and rage which makes it difficult for a civil divorce process. Having the support of a Divorce Coach through the Collaborative Process can help keep these emotions in check so that each spouse can effectively reach an agreement instead of letting their anger take over the Collaborative Process.
Professional ActivitiesPROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS • Licensed Professional Counselor LCMHCS in North Carolina LPC in South Carolina, Georgia • Member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine • Member of the Carolinas Pain Society • Member of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) • Certified Parent Coordinator • National Certified Counselor (NCC) • Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor BC-TMH • Certified Divorce Coach • Certified as a Health coach • Member of US Pain Foundation • Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) • National Support Group Leader for the U.S. Pain Foundation
Georgia Southern University 2004
University of West Georgia (2008)
University of Georgia 2010 (Ed.S School Counseling) (2010)
University of North Carolina Charlotte (Certificate in Play Therapy) (2016)
Ph.D in Forensic Psychology-Walden University (currently)
Certification in Parent Coordination
Certification in Divorce Coaching
Certification in Health Coaching for Chronic Illness
Certification in Collaborative Divorce