Blue Mountain Center for Integrative Health 1064 Meadowview Drive Suite 5 Boone, NC 28607
School: Appalachian State University
Year Graduated: 1986
License: North Carolina / S-4392
Since 1986, I have found helping others to live better lives personally and professionally meaningful. I work from a holistic perspective with adults, adolescents and couples to relate better to themselves, others and the natural world in we live in. I work pragmatically toward solutions that work for the client. I use a developmental perspective to assist clients to learn new coping skills, or to replace or enhance old strategies that are no longer working well. I also teach mindfulness, use of the breath and other self calming techniques for stress management. I work with family of origin issues, childhood abuse of all kinds, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, relationships, addictions, anxiety, depression, stress management, marital conflicts or enhancement. I am a certified trauma professional and veterans counselor. My health and wellness background, including my MA in health psychology, has shaped my holistic approach. Other influences have been being a Vietnam Era Navy medic and a competitive swimmer, having lived close to Love Canal and enjoying long annual canoe trips growing up.