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We therapeutically work with people who are currently feeling unsettled due to any one, or combination, of the following conditions. Through Insight oriented and Mindfulness based therapies, we work together to develop effective strategies that lead to greater satisfaction.
I am the Clinical Social Worker/psychotherapist at Mindful Alternatives and have been for the past eleven years. I have worked in the areas of community social work, juvenile justice, community mental health, and inpatient psychiatric settings. I have also worked in the field of education as a Special Education teacher.
I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1995 and from The University of Alabama with a Master of Social Work degree in 1996. I have post-graduate training in: Mindfulness Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
"She’s the type of person that makes you feel like home. You feel calm and relax. She listens and she gives you ideas on how to cope. I look forward to my meetings. My attitude and demeanor has changed for the best. Friends have seen a difference in me."
"She was very friendly, understanding, and the presence of her dog being there helped a lot with my comfort."