I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my master’s of social work degree with honors at The Ohio State University College of Social Work. I have been in the field of social work and therapy since 1991. Throughout my career, I have worked with victims of various traumatic events, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and childhood abuse.
I have also spent years working in the fields of home health and hospice, as well as providing support and psychotherapy to homeless individuals and those suffering from HIV/AIDS. My diverse work experiences have allowed me to counsel individuals struggling with such issues as addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, and adjust to unexpected life events. Despite my knowledge of various therapeutic techniques, I believe in using an approach that best fits the client and honors the resilience of an individual’s spirit, mind, and body.
During my free time, I enjoy life at the beach, traveling with my husband, playing with our 2 dogs, and designing leather handbags. I am also a member of the National Association of Social Workers, as well as the Savannah Association of Social Workers.
Shelby is my rescue dog who likes to provide support and love to my clients. Although advancing in years and unable to hear, Shelby still enjoys greeting clients with the wag of her tail but may snore through your session!
If you have an allergy to pet hair, a fear of dogs, or an emotional support animal that travels with you, please contact me prior to your visit and Shelby will spend the day at home.
Contact & Scheduling Information
You may call my office number or send me a secure email. If you are an existing client, you may also message me through the client portal.
Phone Toll-Free: 833-BECOME-U (833-232-6638)
Schedule an Appointment: Click Here
Visit: 127 Abercorn Street, Suite 301B, Savannah, GA 31401
(To become a client, or if you are an existing client and want to sign up for the client portal, please Click Here.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you currently accepting new clients?
Yes! I accept most insurance companies, or I would be happy to see you as a private pay client.
How do I schedule an appointment?
You may call my toll-free number at 833-BECOME-U (833-232-6638), send a secure email to email@example.com, or schedule an appointment via my secure client portal (click here).
If you are a first time client and you are interested in using the secure portal, please follow the instructions below.
How do I sign-up for the client portal?
To sign-up for the portal, please click here. This portal allows you to securely schedule appointments, send messages, and make payments.
If you are a first time client, interested in using the portal, you will need to follow the instructions below before scheduling a visit.
What information is needed prior to scheduling my first appointment?
Please follow the link above to sign-up for the portal. Once you have successfully signed-in, complete the following sections:
1. Enter Your Profile Details.
2. Complete the Demographics tab found under your name.
3. Fill in the $ Insurance & Billing section found at the top of the page.
Upon receiving this information, I will call you for a 10 minute consultation. Once we have discussed your interest and determined a time to meet, you will also need to complete the Intake Forms found on the portal. If you would prefer to complete the Intake Forms in my office prior to your appointment, please arrive 20-30 minutes early.
What if I’m not interested in using the client portal?
No problem! Please call my toll-free number at 833-BECOME-U (833-232-6638) or send a secure email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I leave a message, how long will it take for you to respond?
Please keep in mind that I may be in session when you call, email, or send a message, but I will get back to you as soon as I can. Normally, I attempt to return all messages within 24 business hours. If you are having an emergency and you need immediate assistance, please call 911 or the Suicide/Mobile Crisis Unit at 800-715-4225.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept Cash, Credit/Debit cards, and/or HSA credit accounts.
What can I expect during the first session?
The first session is an opportunity for you to tell your story, to learn more about me, and to ask additional questions.
How long does a session last?
Sessions are typically 50 minutes in length.
Is what we talk about confidential?
Yes! The law protects the confidentiality of communications between a client and their psychotherapist. There are a few exceptions to this rule, such as the duty to report to the proper authorities when an individual expresses an intent to harm others and/or himself/herself. You will receive more information regarding confidentiality on the Intake Forms, but you are always welcome to ask additional questions.
What if I’m having an emergency?
If you are having an emergency and you need immediate assistance, please call 911 or the Suicide/Mobile Crisis Unit at 800-715-4225.