I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Addiction Counseling. I also have an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Guidance and Counseling. Both degrees are from the University of West Georgia. I have worked in the criminal justice field since 1985, first as a Probation Officer, then as a Parole Officer and Substance Abuse Counselor for the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.
I have 30+ years experience with evaluations for DUI, drug possession, and domestic violence cases, as well as shoplifting, burglary, and other kinds of cases, including misdemeanor sex offenses (public indecency, sexual battery, solicitation). I prepare detailed written reports based on clinical interviews as well as testing. These reports let the court know if testing indicates a client’s offense was an isolated incident – or, if it was part of an ongoing or established pattern of behavior, the report will outline a detailed counseling plan, personalized for each individual client.
I also prepare evaluations and provide individual counseling services for clients who are already on probation, parole, or pre-trial diversion.
I have also been trained in Spiritual Direction in the Episcopal church. My mentor in that program was the late Rev. Dr. John Westerhoff, author of the theological classic, Will Our Children Have Faith?
You can schedule an appointment for a court-related assessment by calling me at 678-642-3213.