I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance
(to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 (AMP)
John tells us that Christ came so that we may enjoy life and have it abundantly. But for most of us, life just doesn’t seem all that abundant. From the never ending, unrelenting pace of life’s demands, the devastating sting of heartbreaking loss, to the sometimes unfair, unexpected twists and turns our journey can take; Abundant isn’t often the word we immediately think of to describe our experience.
Emptiness and heartache are often the result of trying to fill the void in our aching hearts on our own. Fear, anxiety, and depression end up being the result when it doesn’t work out the way we planned. We all face this reality on some level; it’s part of our common shared experience as humans. Enter counseling!
Counseling is a place where you can bring your deepest hurts, most pressing concerns, and persistent worries to the table. It’s a safe place where healing, restoration, and transformation can occur. It’s a place where strategy, planning, and movement set the stage for growth and change. My goal is to provide a safe, compassionate, and nurturing environment where you can tackle your toughest troubles and deepest voids, whatever they might be. My role as your counselor is to partner with you on your journey, helping you realize your full, God-given potential. My hope is that through counseling, you will come to see yourself the way God sees you and begin to enjoy life and have it more abundantly.
I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families for over ten years. I currently work with adults of all ages and couples. However, I have a special heart for adolescents and young adults. This passion grew from my early work with children and teens in the foster care system and was furthered by seven years at a counseling center in Georgia. I focus primarily in the areas of parent child relationship problems, blended family concerns, depression, anxiety, self harm, anger management, identity, sexuality, and trauma.
I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Family Social Science and a Master’s in Social Work. I earned my clinical licensure in 2009.