I grew up in Valdosta, Georgia with my three brothers and two sisters. Although we were often surrounded by our large, close-knit family, we had plenty of room to play, grow, and keep our parents on their toes. After attending Berry College, I received my doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Clinical Psychology Program. In pursuit of postdoctoral training in a private practice setting, I took a position in Sandy Springs in 2014. Despite my small-town roots, I love living in Atlanta, where my husband and I have established our home. I opened the doors to my own practice in January of 2018, and divide my time between therapy and assessment. In both arenas, I care deeply about my work, and prioritize getting to know my clients. My therapy experience has taught me about the importance of building rapport, and has contributed to my approach to assessment. I place high value on showing real interest in my clients and understanding their points of view. Establishing a relationship over the course of testing helps to ensure that my clients put forth their best effort, and the ability to take their perspective is an instrumental piece of my interpretive process.