I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families. I began my professional life with a five-year tenure as a teacher at Pinson Valley High School in Pinson, Alabama. After several years of focused investment in my own children, I began working with the children and families of Shades Valley Community Church. I served as the Children's Ministry Coordinator for that congregation for 4 years before deciding to apply to graduate school. While pursuing my Masters in Counseling, I served as a counselor for abused and neglected children and their parents at The Prescott House in Jefferson County, AL. I also gained invaluable experience as a grief counselor to families during my internship at The Amelia Center at Children's of Alabama. My education, training and experience have led me to start Sparrow Counseling in Birmingham, AL and practice a philosophy of therapy that values understanding, expression, and healing for individuals, couples and families. I welcome any opportunity to facilitate both recovery from trauma and rediscovery of hope for my clients whatever their age or story.
My philosophy and practice of therapy is profoundly shaped by my personal faith in Christ, but I always defer to the client to determine the role of spirituality in their personal therapeutic plan. However, whatever the plan for our time together, the goal is always the same: empowering lives, strengthening families and rediscovering hope.