Summer has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field, specialized advanced training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT ), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD and other trauma.
Summer has worked with young adults and teenagers who have emotional and behavioral struggles, as well as experience working to support parents and families of her young clients. She has helped treat areas such as anxiety, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, grief/loss, and trauma.
Adopting a solution and goal-oriented approach, Summer works with her clients to see what solutions look like for them and collaborates with them in making plans to reach their goals. Her authenticity, non-judgmental approach, and skills help make this plan easier to achieve as she’s always ready to provide motivation and encouragement throughout the process.
Summer highly values the healing that comes from the therapeutic relationship as the main agent for change. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas and Master of Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
What would I say to someone considering therapy or counseling for the first time?
Know that I am here to help and not judge. I understand that people who come to therapy may be nervous in the beginning stages of therapy. I want to help ease these worries and make the therapy process something you understand and feel comfortable with!
What I like to do for fun:
I enjoy reading, crafting, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. As well as finding and appreciating the simple things in life!