Counselor 2 – Westside
I am passionate about working with people to help them heal and resolve past trauma and restore their ability to love again. As humans we all experience suffering, and sometimes those negative experiences can impact the way we view ourselves, others, and the world. I have worked with many clients who were able to recover from their past and gain a fresh perspective for the future.
Stressful or traumatic experiences can lead to depression, anxiety, sleep issues, avoidance, and negative thoughts and emotions, including anger, guilt, or shame. Many mental health issues and destructive patterns are developed out of difficult or traumatic experiences which are stored in our emotional memory networks and have yet to be processed in an adaptive way.
I look forward to connecting with you and providing a safe and judgment-free space for us to work together. Together we can figure out what is getting in the way of moving forward and bring about lasting change once and for all. If you are feeling stuck and ready to start feeling better, please reach out by e-mail or phone, or clicking on the scheduling button below.
Education & Experience:
I hold a master’s degree in professional counseling from the Liberty University of Virginia. The counseling program at Liberty University is approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and provided me with a contemporary perspective on Christian Counseling.
I have experience in working with adults of all ages, who are struggling with the effects of trauma. I am experienced and skilled with helping individuals recover from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, phobias, addictions, and depression, utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and The Flash Technique. I also have experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which aims to influence behaviors by bringing more awareness to our thoughts and feelings. I have additional knowledge and experience in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Philosophy & Approach:
I follow an integrated Christian counseling approach, believing that transformation is possible, and there is a place for spirituality in the process of professional counseling. I love supporting people through empathy and unconditional positive regard, fostering healing and growth. I see each person as a unique individual and view the therapeutic relationship as the most important aspect of the counseling experience
While I operate from a Christian worldview and enjoy helping people connect with God, out of care and respect, I do not impose my beliefs or opinions onto clients.
I stay active playing tennis, biking, hiking, and spending time with friends and family, including three grandsons. I dabble a little in photography and crocheting and love watching historical fiction movies.