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- interpersonal/communication issues
- life transitions
- premarital counseling (Prepare/Enrich certified)
- spiritual direction and formation
- women’s issues
- adults (18+)
“10 Create in me a clean heart, God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And sustain me with a willing spirit..”
– Psalm 51:10-12 NASB
Philosophy and Therapeutic Approach
Your life journey is unique, you are never meant to live in a “box.” Your past is important, but it does not have to define your future.
While therapy can be a rewarding and life-changing experience, reaching out and beginning the process can seem like a big step. But to instill hope in you: know that you ARE capable of change!
Change and growth happen best within a safe space where no judgments are made, trust is built, and empathy is shown. This is what I love about therapy. I believe our experiences can be used to develop and grow us into better people. Yet, we must explore and understand our challenges and limitations to improve ourselves.
As a counselor, I will do my best to catalyze God’s transformative love as I engage with you in whatever suffering you may experience and the vulnerability you share.
What to Expect in Therapy
Do you feel like you’re just surviving? Are you suffering in your relationships, or struggling with your mental health? Therapy provides a safe place and free-of-shame environment where you can experience full acceptance, empathy, compassion, and understanding…the first step to healing.
My approach to counseling is client-centered and involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-focused therapy (EFT), Gottman, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I am passionate about providing you with powerful tools for change through psychoeducation. I believe in meeting you where you are in life and collaborating to create achievable steps for your future. I strive to ensure you feel empowered to achieve your full potential, and to improve your overall quality of life.
During our sessions together, my goal is to help you discover your struggles and challenges, identify your goals, learn healthy coping skills, develop healthy relationship skills, process meaningful life experiences, and find your inner strength to overcome barriers.
I am passionate about counseling adults walking through life transitions, or struggling with anxiety, loss, anger, self-worth, relationships, marriage, or family issues. I am dedicated to knowing you well, amid your pain, and walking with you as you better understand your story in light of God’s redemptive story. I am compassionate and committed to providing professional, discerning counsel rooted in the truth of God’s Word.
Personal Qualifications and Experience
I am an empathetic and motivated clinical mental health student pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health. I work primarily with adults, couples, and families, and am Prepare & Enrich certified (a premarital/marital assessment tool).
My extensive business background includes working in a range of settings with frontline staff, middle management, and executive-level personnel. I have vast experience and training leading human resources organizations within large companies, coaching and counseling individuals in developing interpersonal skills such as communication, conflict resolution, and relationship building. I have always loved working, mentoring, and developing people throughout my career.
After much prayer, I listened to God’s calling and entered the field of mental health counseling to help people in their journey of well-being.
I strongly believe in the value of relationships (like with a therapist!), to help us all feel a sense of connectedness and wholeness. Watching a client move from suffering and brokenness to strength, healing, and joy keeps me passionate about my work as a counselor. I love being used as a vessel by God to be a part of the healing and growth process in the lives of others.
Outside of my time with clients, I am a wife and a mother with one adult child and 3 adult stepchildren. We love spending time with our family.
My life is centered on my faith in Christ and His redemptive grace and love, which teaches me not to underestimate the power of hope within our stories. I love to read, and no book to me is more life-giving than scriptures. I saw God as a guest in my house for years, but now I ask him to be the host.
My husband and I love to travel, hike, watch movies, cook, and watch basketball together, although my critics of the game drive him crazy. We plan to start playing Pickleball together, and I am excited about it.
I look forward to welcoming you into my therapy room.
“For the mountains may be removed, and the hills may shake, But My favor will not be removed from you, Nor will My covenant of peace be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.”
Isaiah 54:10 NASB
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