Hi! I’m Peggy and a licensed professional counselor in the state of Alabama.
I believe therapy is for all of us. I’m a relational psychotherapist who has been practicing therapy since 2013 and specialize in trauma, identity, grief, eating disorders and psychedelic preparation and integration.
I have specialized trauma focused training in Brainspotting, EMDR and Psychodrama Experiential therapy as well as utilize a relational person-centered approach, acceptance and commitment therapy, somatic practices, mindfulness and meditation.
I received my graduate degree from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology. I began my experience working in community mental health settings, schools, and non-profits supporting children, adolescents and adults. In these experiences I supported numerous individuals through issues of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and life transitions. I have also worked at eating disorder treatment centers in the residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. Here I supported individuals in their recovery process from trauma, eating disorders, and body image concerns.
These experiences have helped shape who I am as a therapist and enabled me to grow skills and expertise around creativity, flexibility and compassionate presence in giving attuned personalized care to those I work with. Because of these learnings and spaces to grow myself, I’ve realized how much I enjoy creating and holding space for others as I believe we all deserve care and time to explore our complex stories, experiences, uniqueness and how we show up in the world today.
I bring a warm, energetic, curious and humorous energy to the room. I bring an open, accepting and compassionate presence to this work in hopes of meeting you exactly where you are and being open to what you need in this process. My hope is to collaborate and support you leaning into meaningful, authentic living in mind, body and soul.
As a lifelong learner and seeker, I have first hand experience in recognizing how difficult it is to be a human navigating life.
Since we are formed in relationship we are also wounded in relationship. But as I continue to see, we are also healed in relationship. This is why I deeply value the therapeutic process that can allow for a new experience. To be seen and acknowledged. To have compassionate room to integrate the parts of us that have been wounded along the way. Therapy among other healing modalities can revitalize us and help us along or continue in the process of coming back into relationship with self and others.
Something that has helped me navigate this terrain is my own ongoing therapy and safe spaces to be vulnerable and bring my whole self. I’ve also found it helpful to connect back to myself by finding grounding practices that are restorative to the whole self- mind, body and soul.
Many times I will recommend finding body centered practices that can support your therapeutic process. Nature, yoga, joyful movement, sound healing, among others.
Some of the things that have brought me back to myself and bring deep joy are reading, poetry, creative expression, hiking, yoga, being by a water source, listening to live music, traveling, thrifting, and cooking and eating with friends and family for fun, pleasure and connection.
You can usually find me chasing around or snuggling my two little ones, finding a trail or path to explore and tending to my many lovely plants. I also have three hermit crabs and an energetic, sweet pup.
My clients teach me daily about our connectedness in our pain and in our joy. I believe that my healing and your healing are connected and bound up together in the greater context of our collective healing as a community.
I’m really grateful to be here and hopeful of the connection we can make together!