I am a clinical psychologist and have worked in collegiate mental health for close to a decade. I also serve as the Executive Director of the Counseling Center at UA. I am committed to supporting students mental health and wellbeing and I am honored to serve the Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services department in their efforts to support students in recovery and who struggle with substance use concerns.
I have over ten years of experience in the mental health field performing multiple types of support roles. My hope is to create a safe and nurturing office environment at CRIS where clients and their families feel free to express their vulnerabilities and share their stories. On a daily basis, I try to employ my positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to strive toward their goals throughout their recovery journey.
I have worked with Substance Use Disorder clients and families since 2006 through various levels of care ranging from inpatient treatment, extended treatment, and outpatient treatment.
I know what gives our clients the best chance at recovering from the disease of addiction is to have support from their families and friends, and I am committed to helping facilitate this process in any way I can throughout all of our various services.
I have worked with clients dealing with a variety of substance use concerns since August 2020. Working with clients in a collegiate setting has been a joy for me as a new mental health counselor. I am committed to helping our clients overcome adversities in all areas of their lives, and hope to create a collaborative approach to the counseling process. I believe that together with a supportive environment, we can help all students reach their goals, no matter the challenges that may exist. As always, Roll Tide!
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 20 years of experience working with persons having issues with substance misuse/substance use disorders. I am excited, happy, and grateful to be part of UA’s Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services team and I endeavor to effectively support the efforts of all students seeking stability as they form foundations for their futures. It is my hope that all persons who’ve had issues with substances can develop the love of self, the healthy connections with others, and the emotional and mental skills needed to achieve and sustain balanced, productive, rewarding lives. Life begins anew every day and it is never too late to start over and do it better.
I provide direct supervision and oversight of the University of Alabama’s Collegiate Recovery Community and I am responsible for the development and delivery of programs and services designed to encourage and support healthy lifestyles for students in active recovery. I have spent 8 years in the addiction and recovery field as a peer support specialist, resident assistant, case manager and therapist.
I have worked in the addiction and recovery field for over 7 years as a resident assistant, VR specialist, and a Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) student. As an alumni of The University of Alabama’s CRC I have a deep passion for helping students and providing information on student life. I believe in providing the same care, advisement, and support that was given to me at my time as a student.