Professional Christian Counseling for Individuals and Couples
Over the last 9 years, I have had the privilege of helping people journey through tough areas in their life that needed healing. In the midst of their unique healing processes, I have witnessed places of brokenness become places of great restoration and redemption as they reclaim their lives. I have seen God break the bonds of depression and heal where textbooks said healing was not possible. As a Christian Counselor, I work alongside the Holy Spirit integrating solid therapy with the work of the Living God. This transforming power compels me to do the work I do.
Through this work my clients have achieved:
- A greater ability to give and receive love in a satisfying way.
- Increased awareness of and ability to connect with God, self, and others.
- A greater sense of joy, peace, and compassion even in difficult relationships.
- A deeper understanding of identity.
- Increased ability to offer patience and gentleness in tense situations.
- An increased awareness and understanding of you styles of relating and life motivations.
- A deeper understanding of purpose and meaning in your life.
- Decreased symptoms from which you have suffered.
My areas of expertise include:
Recovery from abuse, broken relationships, anxiety, depression, identity and purpose, anger issues, sexual brokenness, and spiritual issues.
Theology of Christian Counseling
All of my work rests on the foundation that God is good and that He is the one who turns darkness into light. This means that the darkness you carry isn’t anything to be afraid of but holds the greatest potential for greatest change. This is the place where you are most likely to see Him face to face and to experience His healing presence. It is God’s will for you to experience healing and redemption and it is His will to transform all of the darkness in you into light.
Christian Counseling in Process:
We live in communities that are meant to be based on relationships of faith, hope and love. Unfortunately, much gets in the way of what is meant for our lives and us together. Jealousy, contempt, violence, and abuse mix into the picture and what should be, is not. Our experience becomes one of hurt, mistrust, self-contempt, broken relationships, and misunderstanding.
I offer an emotionally safe and productive place where you can freely be yourself as you are, where you are. Along with being empathetic, patient, and tender, I possess the strength, willingness and understanding necessary to join you in the dark/difficult places of your life and story. Respecting and using therapeutic approaches from a variety of perspectives, I primarily work from a relational style of therapy, drawing upon Scripture and the leading of the Holy Spirit to intimately integrate psychodynamic, phenomenological (looking at the meaning of one’s experience), cognitive behavioral and Family Systems approaches.
We will work to understand your current relationships and problems in a way that sheds light on destructive or harmful patterns in your life. This will better help us find a way through them that results in the greatest possible growth and healing for you. I will also assist you in changing self-defeating styles of relating through a relationship building process of here and now work that will flush out underlying causes to the symptoms you face. Through all of this we will seek a greater and life changing understanding of your identity in the Holy Father, a true love for Christ in you and others, and vital and empowering relationship with the Holy Spirit.