Counseling is all about learning about yourself, your beliefs, and being adaptable to change and/or acceptance. Flexibility is a personality trait that describes the extent to which a person can cope with changes in circumstances and think about problems and tasks in unfamiliar, creative ways. Adaptable, cooperative, flexible and persistent are a few qualities that come in handy during the counseling process!
I became a Board Certified-TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) Provider in August of 2020 following the pandemic; little did I know a year later I would be opening my own telehealth private practice:
Helping Hearts Counseling, LLC!
I have seen firsthand how Telehealth counseling has opened up doors for so many people and given them the opportunity to seek the help they may not have otherwise done!
Maybe it is the mother of 3 who can only squeeze in an hour of quiet time between taking care of her children or the freshman in college who struggles to leave the house because of panic/phobia and anxiety. Perhaps it is the young man who can barely get out of bed because his depression is so overwhelming or could be the lady who does not have transportation -- I could go on! The benefits of Telehealth counseling have opened up so many doors for people to reach out for mental help and remove the stigma to improve areas in their life. Just a few of the benefits Telehealth Counseling provides are very high convenience for a great variety of clientele, more confidentiality and privacy, greater flexibility and it is just fun!
The BC-TMH credential identifies those professionals who are uniquely trained in best practices for delivering traditional behavioral healthcare through technological means. BC-TMH credential holders have met nationally established telemental health criteria.
I earned the TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC) through the completion of the comprehensive THTC program.
I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) issued by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The NCC is the premier certification for the counseling profession. NCCs have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling. They are competent in skills such as human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships, group counseling, career counseling, assessment, research and program evaluation, and professional counseling.
I obtained my master's degree from Webster University & completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee with a bachelors degree in Psychology.