My Approach to Helping
I have experienced much freedom in my life, and my passion is for you to experience it too! Freedom from the burdens and the wounds that hold us back in being the people we want to be and were created to be. I believe we are made for relationships, specifically to have the kind of relationships that are joy-driven, mutually respectful, and thriving. I am privileged to walk alongside those who might need to be reminded of their importance and worth, and I collaborate with you in progressing towards your goals.
Working with adolescents, and adults in counseling, coaching and or mentoring capacity is a joy! My approach is client-centered, strengths-based and integrative with a focus on identity and value. Specialized training in trauma-based approaches has helped me to understand more deeply the integration of body, mind, and spirit. I am certified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and I also facilitate Immanuel Prayer. Twenty years of clinical experience in a variety of settings have helped me to recognize and utilize external resources as we work towards building up internal resources.
Treatment issues I see include adoption, anger, anxiety, boundaries, burnout, codependency, depression, loneliness, parenting, phobias, relationships, self-esteem, sexual abuse, singleness, stress management, spiritual integration, and trauma.
I have a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and received my academic training from Trinity International University. I believe we continue growing and developing in who we are throughout our lifespan, and it�??s an honor to be with you on this part of your journey!