Pain. I remember a time when I was in such emotional pain I wished someone had beaten me—because at least that would heal faster and ease the deep hurt that broke my heart. You may be experiencing similar pain for a variety of reasons, but I can testify there is healing—and counseling can help with that process. I love the words of Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” There is hope and healing from pain!
I am first and foremost a Christian in my life, beliefs and practice. I am married to the love of my life, who happens to be a local pastor with whom I partner in ministry. In counseling, I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, psycho-education, and Biblical counseling. I incorporate spirituality to the degree that the client is comfortable with. You will find me compassionate, approachable, a good listener, and a coach that can help and guide you through the process of healing and recovery.
Teletherapy. Do you hesitate to try teletherapy? So did I at first, but as I have worked with clients via teletherapy I have concluded it can be a good thing: a client could cuddle their pet as we work through a trauma, busy moms find it easier to handle childcare by doing teletherapy, and not having to worry about weather and road conditions. Therapy can be effective and comfortable using teletherapy, so I encourage you to give it a try and see if it is a good fit for you.
Education & Experience
I received my Masters Degree in Community Counseling at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and have been continuously licensed in various states since 2006. Prior to that, I received my undergraduate degree in Communication with a minor in Religion, from the same institution. I have received two additional certifications in the area of trauma and loss, and have developed resources for issues such as sexual healing for women, bullying recovery, grief and loss healing, divorce recovery, as well as healing trauma.
The following are some of the issues I have experience working with:
Abuse: physical, sexual, emotional
Affair or Infidelity Healing
Assertiveness and Social Skills
Children of Alcoholics
Family of Origin Issues
Grief and loss
Guilt and Blame
Healing Emotional Wounds from Father or Mother
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Porn addiction (for women)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Rejection and Loneliness
Self-Defense (for women)
Sexual Addiction/Healing from Sexual Past (for women)