1. What draws you to the counseling field? Why do you want to become a therapist?
I really love people! The idea of having a job where I am able to sit with and help others felt right up my alley. I whole-heartedly believe that God desires to bring healing, freedom and restoration for everyone and my ultimate hope is to be a part of that healing. One of my favorite authors and speakers, Rebekah Lyons wrote, “We weren’t made to keep up. We were made to be free. To be who we already are.” I have found this to be true in my own life and felt drawn to help others make sense of their story and ultimately find the freedom to be who God has already made them to be.
2. HAVE YOU BEEN THROUGH COUNSELING YOURSELF? WHAT WAS THAT EXPERIENCE LIKE
I began counseling years ago to work through some specific struggles I was facing, and from then on, I was hooked! I still meet with a counselor regularly. I have found counseling to be a safe space where I can grow, be challenged and be truly honest about what is going on.
3. WHAT WOULD YOU TELL SOMEONE WHO is CONSIDERING COUNSELING?
Counseling is for anyone and everyone! People often think that counseling is only for when life is at its absolute worst. But honestly, it can also be used as a way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, build relationships and grow in mental health.
4. WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIALTIES?
Like I said above, I love working with any and all types of clients in all areas of life! Although if I had to choose one, I do find myself particularly enjoying working with adolescents and children.
5. what is one random or fun fact about you?
I have the exact same name as my sister-in-law! (what are the chances 🙂 )
If you’re curious about what it takes to become a Christian counselor, Colorado Christian University has a great blog about this exact subject!