I’m a cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapist and have specialized training in exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, a type of CBT that’s the research-based treatment for OCD and a research-based treatment for anxiety.
Along with working with people who have OCD, anxiety, and related disorders, I do advocacy work to help raise awareness of OCD and its appropriate treatment, including speaking at national conferences around the country (see below). I was the co-founder and Past President of OCD Georgia, the official Georgia affiliate of the International OCD Foundation. Prior to my counseling career I spent more than 15 years in sales and marketing, and you can learn more about my past business career in my LinkedIn profile.
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MS in Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University, 2012
MBA from Emory University, 2001
BS in Business Administration from University of Illinois, 1993
License & Certification
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC008785) in the state of Georgia
Honors & Awards
Selected as the keynote speaker for the 2013 International OCD Foundation national conference (the photos above are from the keynote)
Selected to become a member of The Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering the power of turning personal challenges into service to others with similar challenges.
One of three people selected nationally for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) 2013 Clinician Trainee Award for my work while I was an intern.
Coping with and Preventing Relapse: Create Your Personal OCD Recovery Maintenance Plan with Jonathan Grayson, Ph.D.
Don’t Talk to Me Like That! Maximize Your OCD Recovery Using Self-Compassion with Jon Hershfield, MFT and Amy Jenks, Psy.D. and cover article about self-compassion for the Summer 2015 IOCDF newsletter entitled “OCD: A Hostage Situation”