Counseling is a process, and it’s not always easy. I’m dedicated to helping you along the way by offering a safe place for you to resolve your issues and empower the person you are truly meant to become. We’ll work to identify the root causes of your concerns, then establish a feasible plan for recovery. By partnering together with the Lord’s help to develop new habits, grow in trusting the Lord, and practice proven therapeutic techniques, I trust that you will see lasting, positive results in your life.
My Goal as a Christian Counselor
My goal is to help people experience health and wholeness so they can enjoy the life God wants for them. A key point in being healed is that you can’t just slap a Bible verse over the wound and pretend it doesn’t hurt or matter anymore. God heals us from our pain and our past by helping us face it, deal with it through His love, wisdom, insight, and grace, and then be healed—and it is usually a process.
Just as a wound that is ignored doesn’t go away and many times gets worse, so does ignoring our emotional pain. Just as a physical wound needs to be examined, cleaned, and repaired, so do the wounds of our mental, emotional, and spiritual lives.
God doesn’t do this by our pretending we’re okay. He knows we are not and He is willing to roll up His sleeves and get into the pain or problem to wash it, cleanse it, repair it, and heal it by helping us face it and take the necessary steps to make it better. Often, He uses other people to help us in that process. It is my privilege to walk alongside hurting people in their journey.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
I want to know you and what you are going through. If you are hurting, I will hear you and feel your pain. If you’re confused, I’ll help you figure it out. If you need direction and guidance, I am here to walk alongside of you. Whatever your struggle or concern might be, I will help you sort it out, identify the root causes, and offer practical tools to help you overcome your personal challenges using proven Christian principles and therapeutic methods to restore wholeness and healing to the broken parts of your life.
My Approach to Christian Counseling
Spiritual and emotional health are so closely intertwined that it is almost impossible to talk about one without referencing the other. There is a sense of deep, abiding, unshakable contentment that lies at the heart of emotional stability and satisfying relationships. It comes from knowing—in the core of your soul, not just as a doctrinal belief—that you are loved, accepted, and cherished by God and that your relationship with Him is a settled certainty.
The assurance of belonging to God is the basis for a contentment that is independent of circumstances. That’s why establishing, maintaining, and being transformed by an intimate relationship with the Lord is ultimately the most important item on a healthy agenda, because it is the foundation on which every other kind of health—physical, emotional, and spiritual—is based. An investment here gives us an amazing return in our lives.
When you rest in the security of being the beloved child of the eternal God who created, owns, and rules the universe and everything in it, that relationship overshadows every other concern that arises while living on this planet. Whatever we accomplish or earn not only pales by comparison, but also ceases to be the currency upon which we place our value or significance. And it gives us the freedom to be all that He intends each of us to be!