Clients have commented in the past that they appreciate my genuine care and concern for them and their stories, and that this trust between us was able to build naturally. Whether you’re dealing with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, women’s issues, or other concerns, I would be honored to help. My goal is for you to leave therapy feeling like a more congruent individual and free from the burdens that once may have weighed you down and affected your day-to-day life and relationships as well as seeing how the gospel can be applied to all the highs and lows of your life story.
My Goal as a Christian Counselor
One of my goals as a counselor is to ultimately work myself out of a job! I do this by encouraging client autonomy through learned skills and a new or renewed confidence that you have the tools, skills, and resilience to face life’s ups and downs. We will also utilize these learned skills by being able to, at your own pace, face the painful and confusing thoughts, narratives, emotions, and somatic states that can come along with trauma, grief, loss, betrayal, and other difficult circumstances.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
I believe that counseling is a process, and I believe in this process. Therefore, I am approachable and patient and do not force clients to go places they are not ready to go, while simultaneously lovingly challenging you to bravely take steps toward whatever healing is needed in your life. I have a certificate in trauma counseling and specialized in this during my graduate training. I take great care in supporting my clients to face those most tender and frightening life events together. You are not alone in this journey!
My Approach to Christian Counseling
My counseling practice includes a strong emphasis on integration. We will work to help you integrate your body, mind, and emotions so you can become a more congruent individual. This goes for your faith as well. The gospel of Jesus Christ not only saves us, but it sustains us as well. That means that the gospel can be carefully and intimately applied to all of our pain, fear, trauma, grief, and loss. Further, we are not saved to do this life alone. Not only will we work together to apply how the gospel is relevant and can breathe life into every part of your story, but we will look to encourage and connect you to the family, friends, and/or Christian community that is available to you. Lastly, I have a passion to help build your autonomy and confidence in your life decisions and love seeing people go from feeling stuck to feeling like they have the freedom and ability to see and make choices in their life, getting them out of that “stuck” spot.