I’m a writer and graduate student committed to creative, interdisciplinary work at intersections of mental health and spirituality. Currently, I’m completing a dual M.S.W. and M.Div. at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work and Duke Divinity School. This training has led me into diverse settings including community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, homeless shelters, and churches. Regardless of practice setting, I maintain an interest in issues of adult mental health including but not limited to severe & persistent mental illness, trauma, depression, anxiety, and identity development. Informed by my dual clinical and pastoral training, I have a special interest in religious/spiritual concerns, such as “crisis of faith” or religious/spiritual trauma, defined as traumatic experiences that have occurred in a religious community or been perpetrated by a religious leader. I am committed to a social justice perspective advocating for client-centered, trauma-informed, biopsychosocial-spiritual care. For fun, I love being around friends, family, dogs, books, good food, and good conversation.
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