Hello – I am so glad you have chosen to explore biblical answers as a way to improve your mental health and the quality of your life and relationships.
Utilizing talk therapy, I offer active listening, reflections, and questions to assist you in exploring the causes of your distress. I will help you find the possible sources of your struggles and explore ways to bring closure, forgiveness, or change. Meaningful and lasting healing often is a result of seeking God’s direction through biblical principles. Prayer can be incorporated if desired.
I strive to be caring, non-judgmental, personable, honest, and direct. We can build skills using a holistic approach by addressing the spiritual, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of you. I enjoy encouraging people in their development of a unique personal vision and exploring a purpose for their life. I often use a cognitive-behavioral approach by challenging dysfunctional and damaging beliefs that impact thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Areas of Special Focus
I help with mental health needs including ADHD, mild autism spectrum, anxiety disorders, depression, other mood disorders, and adjustment disorders (coping with major life changes). Faith-based areas of growth include forgiveness, exploring purpose, identity, and grief.
Areas of Competence
It is an honor to be able to encourage another person to know their value and the unique identity God gave them. I have worked with those with developmental disabilities. Other groups I have worked with include individuals with addiction as well as families coping with the stress that comes from a loved one struggling with addiction.
I was a single parent for many years and have a desire to encourage other people struggling with the difficulties that life brings. I personally understand the strain of caring for others with special needs. I earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership with a minor in communication studies from Wright State University. I earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Wright State University. I’ve worked in community mental health and an addiction treatment facility during my career.