We currently have 2 counselors in Edmonds
People are my calling. My job is to help people like you heal their lives, relationships, and families. With over two decades of experience helping tens of thousands of individuals, couples, and families, I offer empathy, a listening ear, and a healthy dose of wisdom. I am straightforward and often use humor in my practice. I believe it’s so important to be relaxed in this work. I work quickly and don’t waste time getting down to the business of healing people of all ages, backgrounds, genders, relationships, and cultures.
I desire to create an environment where you can feel safe, seen, and valued for who you are as an individual made in the image of God. I view our time together as a chance to learn, play, risk, heal, and come away impacted by one another. I employ humor and playfulness in sessions when it is appropriate, but also feel very comfortable with intense feelings of anger and grief. I am not overwhelmed easily by big feelings, so I will invite you to bring those in with you to our sessions instead of leaving them at the proverbial door.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with experience helping people overcome a wide variety of issues. My hope is that you will find restoration through therapy while forming a stronger relationship with God. I offer you compassion, evidence-based approaches to improving well being and resiliency, and individualized strategies and tools for living fully. Together, we will customize a plan of treatment for your unique needs.
Psalms 107:29 tells us, “He caused the storm to be still, so that the waves of the sea were hushed.” If the storm in your life is raging, I welcome you into the safety of Christian counseling. As someone who knows first-hand how healing counseling can be, I work with you in faith that you will not only get your head above water, but that you will swim with confidence in Christ. Together we can find ways to overcome fear, let go of pain, and grow in God.
Sometimes life gets the best of us. Sometimes we feel like God is far, far away or that He has forgotten about us. Perhaps you feel so overwhelmed with your responsibilities that you can do nothing but sink into the pit of despair and loneliness and can’t see a way out. At times in those pits we need somebody to reach down and offer us a hand to be pulled to safety; other times we just need somebody to come down into the pit and sit with us so we’re not alone. I want to be that for you. I want you to know that life afresh can be achieved, that healing and restoration are available, and that it is possible to climb out of the pit with the help of Jesus. Let’s start that journey together.
One of my greatest joys is to connect with people on a relational level. My multicultural background and experience enable me to relate well to numerous types of individuals. I enjoy integrating God’s Word into every aspect of life and believe that even the most dire circumstances can be transformed for good with the help of the Holy Spirit. One of my passions is to coach individuals toward reaching their personal and professional ambitions. I would love to meet with you to discuss how we can work together to achieve your aspirations.
With 30 years of experience in pastoral counseling, it is my privilege to hear people’s stories and come alongside individuals to encourage them and help them find hope that’s real. Lasting change and meaningful growth are possible even when you are feeling stuck. Whether you’re struggling with career changes, relationship struggles, family drama, tough decisions or painful, personal issues, I will work with you to overcome the challenges you face with God’s help. I strongly believe that God is at work in each counseling session, both in me as a therapist and in you as the client. Together we will depend on Him for direction as we use proven therapeutic techniques and guidance from His Word to reach a place of healing and wholeness in Christ.
As a Christian counselor, I believe our relationship with Jesus Christ, as well as faith and biblical principles, serve as the foundation of the therapeutic alliance. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, or a clinical disorder, I provide a safe space in which you can identify and work through your presenting problems by using God’s Word and the power of prayer coupled with evidence-based practice as guidance. I am part of a multicultural family, and I work well with adults from various multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Please note I work exclusively with adults age 18 and older. I look forward to serving you as you see God move and transform your life!
As an experienced clinical social worker, I work with children, teens, adults and families. I will walk through your areas of concern with you as you process the myriad emotions attached to the issues. You are God’s beautiful creation, and He desires to make you more like Christ each day. He is the ultimate physician and healer, and I believe He will use our sessions to help you experience a joy-filled life that reflects Christ’s love no matter the circumstances you are enduring. Together we will work toward a solution that is focused on your strengths to create a more resourceful and resilient person grounded in Christ.
We were created for life-giving relationships with God, one another, and ourselves. Fear, hurt, and even cultural pressure often cloud our perception and we can become forgetful of the truth of who God is, who we are, and where we’re going. But the Lord offers us a tremendous exchange policy. He gives us strength when we come to Him in weakness. He gives us the grace to rise above tremendous difficulty when we give Him our trust with even the smallest seed of faith and hope. As your counselor, I will point the way and walk alongside you as a reminder that God promises to never leave us or abandon us. Together we will rely on the Holy Spirit and proven therapeutic techniques to find the hope, healing, and restoration you desire.
God cares about you and is concerned with every detail of your life. Knowing that God created you as a unique individual with passion and purpose motivates me to come alongside what God is already doing in your life, to help facilitate the healing and growth process. I highly value the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of each client. I genuinely love and care for others. Your life story and experiences are important. By working to process past hurt, trauma, and negative feedback loops, real progress can take place. I look forward to helping you progress toward healing in order to lead your best life.
Knowing when it’s time to seek counseling takes wisdom, courage, and humility. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I have experience in helping people who feel broken and unsure about the future. My goal is to help you seek positive change in all areas of your life. Anxiety, depression, aging, codependency, sexual abuse, and other traumas affect our relationships with those we want to love, including ourselves. I’m here to walk with you on your unique journey and welcome you to explore faith as a way to enhance your life and recovery.