I obtained my master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Mercer University, and earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business from the University of Vermont. At Mercer University, I maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA and was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student in Clinical Mental Health. While at the University of Vermont, I was a four-year starter on the Division 1 soccer team, and was awarded the Donoson FitzGerald award for perseverance, integrity, and sportsmanship. Currently, I practice at Atlanta Center for Wellness in Sandy Springs, Ga. This collaborative group of mental health practitioners are some of the best in the state, with qualifications and expertise that can support any struggle or need.

I have developed a multicultural therapy practice that welcomes men and women, both mature and young, from every region, religion, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity.

Specialized training has equipped me to help men explore their emotions and vulnerabilities, as many of us have been taught to “tough it out” instead.

Additionally, I specialize in divorce, eating disorders, generalized anxiety, grief, marriage, parenting, blended families, special needs families, and working with athletes.

I lead the Trauma Prevention Program for The Birdwell Foundation, which focuses on supporting veterans and first responders who are struggling with PTSD.

In 2001, I founded—and continue to operate—Learning on the Log, a recreational program that helps kids and adolescents learn social skills through the development of relationships. Since then, thousands of children have participated and hundreds of jobs have emerged. Throughout the years, Learning on the Log has offered summer camps, after-school and weekend programs, pre-school and pre-K activities, and individual sessions. Learning on the Log has become known for facilitating tremendous growth through its laser-focus on skills such as interaction, relationships and communication.

I was a founding member of the Community School in Decatur, Ga.; an original staff member at The Lionheart School in Alpharetta, Ga.; and a founding staff member at the Hirsch Academy in Decatur. I was hired to overhaul Zac Brown's “Camp Southern Ground,” in order to provide a better camp experience for children, as well as developed programming that could support both special needs and typically developing campers.

I was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, and lived near Oslo, Norway, for many years. In 2000, I moved away from the brutal Nordic weather and settled in Atlanta. The combination of my unique background and years of experience has led me to the conclusion that the best way to enjoy a happier, healthier and longer life is through talking it out, not toughing it out. I would be honored to be a part of your journey towards better mental and emotional health.