My Background

My Background

Clinical Certifications and training

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Certification in 2003. It concluded two years of supervision, psychodynamic and systems orientation, of therapy with older children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. Working with psychiatrists and psychologists when needed in providing psychotherapy.

Certified Member of The American Association of Pastoral Counselors  1992. It concluded two years of training in an AAPC approved training center, and four years of weekly supervision, psychodynamic orientation, involving playing audiotapes of psychotherapy with individuals, older children, adolescents, and couples. This also included case conferences with other therapists evaluating the psychotherapy provided, and supervision with a psychiatrist.

Formal Education

Campbell University, BS, 1981, cum laude

SEBTS Seminary, Master of Divinity, 1984

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Social Work, 2000

Satir Family Systems Year Long Training Program, 2001

Clinical Work Experience

Clinical Chaplain, Charter Northridge Chemical Dependency and Psychiatric Hospital, 1987-1991

Life Enrichment Center, Contract Pastoral Counselor 1990-1992

Substance Abuse Counselor, Wake County Alcoholism Treatment Center, 1992

Inpatient Director, Wake County Alcoholism Treatment Center, 1992-1999

Psychotherapist part-time, Triangle Family Services, 2001-2004

Private Practice Psychotherapist, 2001 to present

Volunteer Experience

AIDS Service Alliance of the Carolinas, 2002 to present

Faith Ministries Volunteer of the Year, 2006

Raleigh District Statewide World AIDS Day Volunteer of the Year, 2007

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