My goal in counseling is to provide a safe environment to discuss some
of life's most painful issues without fear of judgment. I believe that
the most important indicator of change is the counseling relationship.
Because of this I strive to form a trusting relationship with
every client, and view the counseling relationship as one of partners
in the healing process.
I also believe that our relationship with God is a critical aspect of
how we define ourselves. I provide Christian Counseling for
Because every situation is unique, I use various types of therapy to assist in process of healing and restoration.
Many of my adult clients come seeking Individual counseling.
Depression, anxiety, trauma, negative self-concept, or
issues are examples of some of the issues treated in individual
counseling sessions. In many situations, I find that EMDR
Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can be a very useful tool
for dealing with these types of issues.
I see children as young as three years old, and teens of all ages.
I started out working with children, and the majority of my
practice is working with children and teens. I find that
different age groups have their own unique issues, and it's critical
that they feel that their opinion counts. Counseling
with children and teens typically involves the parents or entire family
As we leave our families and start a new life with someone, many new
challenges present themselves. Learning to understand and
communicate with our partner is critical to the success of any
relationship. I do Pre-Marital and marital counseling for
couples who find that their relationships aren't running as smoothly as
they used to. All too often, we see counseling as a "last
after we've tried everything else. As with a car, regular
maintenance at the first sign of trouble is much less stressful (and
less expensive) than waiting until the engine blows up and you're left
stranded and alone.
Much like couples counseling, family counseling can be helpful in
restoring family relationships. I believe that a critical
the way we see ourselves is in relationship to others. What
affects them, affects us. When we change, they are forced to
change. Individual, child/teen, and marital counseling can be
beneficial because as we become more healthy, our interactions with
others become more healthy. This can bring about change to
family, but can also feel like walking against the wind since most
problems are bigger than just one person. Working with all
members of a family to help bring about change ensures that each
person's individual perspective is acknowledged and respected.