I specialize in individual, couples, family, and group therapy with a primary practice located in Waxhaw, NC. I was raised in Maryland, lived in Virginia for 13 years, and relocated to the Carolinas with my family in 2016.
My journey to becoming a healer began in 2009 with a vision to offer a safe place that supports the emotional, psychological, spiritual, and physical health of men and women. I offer empowerment and compassion to my clients in effectively navigating life’s challenges using a holistic approach to wellness.
I hold a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and South Carolina. My clinical practice has focused on providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds in various settings including community mental health and substance abuse agencies and a psychiatric hospital. My passion for providing therapeutic services to women was the driving factor in creating this practice. I currently work with women (ages 16 & up) and men as a private practitioner.
I provide treatment services for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationships, anger, self-esteem/self-image, life transitions, grief and loss, conflict resolution, and substance abuse. Some of the treatment interventions I use include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). These clinical approaches are used to help individuals and their families recover from addiction, heal from trauma, and build on their strengths to create more fulfilling relationships and meaningful lives.
I am an in-network provider with Aetna, Beacon Health Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, Cigna, and United Behavioral Healthcare. *Out-of-network Insurance & Medicaid is accepted.
Learn more about my practice by visiting www.gainestherapy.com. Contact me at 704-748-0735 or [email protected] for more information regarding my services and to schedule an appointment. I look forward to connecting with you.