PhD Candidate: Counselor Education & Supervision

EdS and MA: Educational Psychology & Counselor Education

LPC-MHSP(t): Supervised by Dr. Alicia Ellis

Professional School Counselor

Certified Running Coach: RRCA

I'm a counselor with over eleven years of experience.  I implement effective, integrative counseling methods to instill self-understanding and encourage new attitudes and feelings towards life.  I utilize Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Running Therapy. Keep in mind that therapy is not a quick fix: it is a process that requires investment from the client and counselor. Ultimately, making small changes to behaviors and coping with feelings can bring life-altering results.

Traditional Therapy: 

I offer both individual, couples, and family counseling services. These services can be held in-person or via telemental health. This is a traditional talk therapy in a non-judgmental environment. 

Running Therapy:

This is my speciality. I'm also a Certified Running Coach with the Road Runners Club of America. Running therapy has been around for decades with research to prove the benefits. There are particular benefits for people experiencing trauma, depression, and anxiety. In Running Therapy, I get to combine my passions, counseling and running, for positive and holistic impacts in people's lives. As a longtime runner, I've ran marathons, half marathons, trail races, relays, 10K's, 5K's, and more. I'm also a pro at running with jog strollers (single and double) and special needs jog strollers. My CPR and First Aid certifications are current.  


Want a Running Coach without the counseling? Or maybe a Run Group to get you moving? I do that, too!



I love helping others develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.

Smyrna, TN 37167

(615) 722-7060

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Run for your Life

(615) 722-7060

Smyrna, TN 37167

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