Over 20 years of working with individuals and couples, I have developed expertise working with a variety of issues, including: low mood, low motivation, anxiety, creative blocks, feeling "stuck" (in any area of life), relationship issues, work or career issues, anger management, addictions, compulsive behavior, and personal growth. My approach is client-centered and collaborative. Together we will work to clarify your goals, and develop a plan that will help you achieve them as quickly as possible. To help you actualize those goals I utilize a variety of modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness therapy, interpersonal therapy and psychoeducational approaches.
Though I have a wide area of professional interests, and training, I specialize in Relationship and Couples' issues, and Sexual Addiction (including Internet and Porn Addiction). My practice is divided roughly equally between couples, and individuals. I have worked with with individuals since 1992 and couples since 1993.
I have been a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist since May, 2000. Issues I have helped couples with include: Premarital Counseling; Commitment Issues; couples on the verge of separation or divorce; Sexual Problems; Affairs; Rebuilding Romance; and Emotional and Sexual Intimacy. I have also received advanced training in Sexual Addiction treatment.
Call A New Direction Counseling Service for a free phone consultation now - (919) 283-3480


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Year Graduated: 1992
  • License No. and State: C002556 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • MedCost
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: International Inst. for Trauma&Addiction Professio/Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy/Certified Imago Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2002


  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Patrick Carnes 30 Task Method for Sex Addiction
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2015
A New Direction Counseling Service, MSW, LCSW, CSAT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Raleigh

A New Direction Counseling Service

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAT