I was born in LaGrange, Georgia. After high school graduation, I attended Mercer University and graduated Cum Laude with a psychology major.
Upon graduation, I attended the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) where I obtained a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the clinical psychology department in 1976.
I fulfilled my internship requirements at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham at the Smolian Psychiatric Clinic.
My first job as a clinical psychologist was at the Jackson Mental Health Center for four years. To enrich my learning and training, I received an additional one year of post-doctoral supervision.
Since 1977, I have been a licensed psychologist and have been in full-time private practice as a clinical psychologist since 1980.
For over 35 years my passion of help others has never waivered. I am married to a psychologist, Dr. Jesse Dees, which has added to my personal and professional life.
In order for life to be healthy and meaningful, I believe that life must be an evolving process with changing destinations that can add to the fullness of life and enhance our integrity, compassion and wholeness.
By combining my training and experience, it is my desire to help my clients increase their ability to achieve reachable goals.
It is important to be flexible and utilize a variety of therapeutic methods to facilitate maximum learning and growth.