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 When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.  -Viktor Frankl-

  • Do you feel disconnected from the people around you?
  • Do you worry incessantly over routine work assignments, what others think about your accomplishments or the ups and downs of your bank account?
  • Do you wake up and wonder how you will make it through the day?
  • Do you have good moments, but rarely experience a long-lasting sense of happiness?
  • Do you refrain from seeking help from others because you feel ashamed or like you will be viewed as a failure?
  • Do your relationships suffer because of the excuses you make to avoid certain situations?
  • Are you preoccupied with planning the next hour and thinking through what things could be like tomorrow at the expense of not enjoying the present moment?
  • Are you easily overwhelmed?
  • Do you find yourself compulsive about an issue such as your hair, your body, your clothes, your food or something else?
  • Do you develop chronic pains or symptoms no doctor can diagnose?
  • Is reading the Bible, attending church, meditating, and having quiet time with God unfulfilling and empty?
  • Do you feel lonely in your marriage even though you love your spouse?

Counseling is designed to provide you with a place of rest from the stress and responsibility of trying to treat your own symptoms.

A theaurpuetic relationship cannot be purely a method, a technique, a regiment, or something done to us. Something must happen through us. We do not need to be fixed. We are not a problem to solve or a project; we are a person.

As your therapist, I do not simply discuss our thinking patterns because therapy is not a head-to-head relationship or simply an intellectual conversation where the client does all the talking and the therapist all the listening. In fact, I do not take notes when I counsel my clients, they do, based upon the truths and revelations they are experiencing in the session.

A good therapist does not rely on knowledge alone because awareness and understanding in and of itself is from the head which will not heal the deep pain in our hearts. It is not knowledge that sets us free, it is truth. Knowledge can never be a substitute for relationship. I invite my clients into a relationship. This is how lasting healing occurs.

Symptoms such as anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship difficulties are what bring my clients into therapy. Many of these symptoms clients come to therapy to address are rooted in ways they have learned to believe lies about themselves and learned to fear and avoid their painful emotions. I work closely with the client and take a very active role in addressing the stuck points and blocks they have in experiencing their true potential.

I work together with you to experience freedom and healing by treating the whole person – the physical, the psychological, and the spiritual.

Finding a supportive professional can help you understand that your problems can be managed and that you are not alone. I create a safe and compassionate environment to ultimately lead you toward living a fulfilled and meaningful life.

Benefits of counseling – My desire is to help you:
  • Feel your emotions
  • Listen to the wisdom of your body
  • Increase your capacity for authentic, deep, and intimate relationships
  • Build the confidence to create the life you want based upon your values and desires
  • Pay attention and honor your needs as necessary and important
  • Gain the ability to be still, present, and at rest
  • Learn to overcome a fear-based mindset and conquer your fears
  • Give yourself grace and compassion rather than view yourself as a project to fix
  • Discover your calling and purpose
  • Operate from a place of gratitude, JOY, and a renewed energy to celebrate life to its fullest
Specialized Services
  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults
  • Couples and Marriage Counseling
  • Pre-Marital Therapy
Clinical Areas of Expertise
Couples:
  • Sex Therapy
  • Communication
  • Infidelity
  • Anger
  • Trust
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Financial Concerns
  • Faith-Related Issues
Individual:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep Disturbance & Insomnia
  • Divorce
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Unexplained Medical Symptoms
  • Relational Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Grief & Loss
  • Finding Purpose
  • Panic Attacks
  • Low Self-Esteem & Feelings of Emptiness
  • Addictive Behaviors
Primary Therapeutic Approaches

As an integrative counselor, I combine many theories and techniques which are implemented depending on the client. Each therapeutic approach is uniquely tailored for the individual and couple who present a different story. I collaborate with other service providers such as psychiatrists, medical doctors, and specializing clinicians to develop the best treatment approach and plan to enable you the patient to meet your goals.

Counseling modalities that are commonly employed include, but are not limited to:

  • Psychodynamic
  • Attachment
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotion Focused
  • Existential
  • Affect Phobia
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Models of Inner Healing & Guided Imagery
Additional Services Provided
  • Supervision for Residents in counseling who are completing hours toward professional licensure.
  • Professional consultation and education workshops for clients and clinicians.
  • Counseling for Pastors and their Spouses: Church leaders and ministers often feel overwhelmed, overworked, and weary due to carrying the burdens of so many under their care. We provide a safe, private place of rest where they have permission to fully be themselves and begin to heal.
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Christian Counseling

Christian-based, Biblical counseling is available for those who desire to incorporate their faith, Scripture, and relationship with Christ into the therapeutic process.

  • Deepen your intimacy with God
  • Learn how to hear God’s voice
  • Heal from spiritual abuse and church maltreatment
  • Develop a strong faith and confidence in God’s promises
  • Understand spiritual warfare
  • Experience a meaningful relationship with God that goes beyond intellectual knowledge
  • Participate in inner healing prayer sessions
  • Know God’s unique plan and purpose for your life