Avery is currently a Mental Health Counseling Intern working under the clinical supervision and guidance of Dr. Ariel Ham, Psy.D., LCP, CSOTP, CATP, CCTP. Avery is completing her last year in the Longwood University Counselor Education Graduate Program on the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track.
Avery has experience working with adolescents but is open to working with clients of all ages. Throughout the counseling process, Avery works with clients to create a trusting therapeutic alliance and promotes client self-exploration, growth, and development. In her work, Avery utilizes traditional “talk therapy” and integrates evidence-based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Avery strongly believes that clients are the experts on their own lives and does not operate from a “one size fits all” approach. Avery works to foster an environment of collaboration and adaptability to meet each client’s specific needs and provide the best possible care.