My Approach to Helping
I offer my clients insight, support, strength, empathy, compassion, and purpose as they walk down the road of recovery by helping them make sense of their world and clean up their wreckage. I operate from a Christian worldview and Biblical perspective although it is not necessary that my clients share my spiritual convictions. In Ancient Greek philosophy, "Logos" was a word that referred to the divine reason or the power that puts sense into the world making order instead of chaos. This philosophical concept is the foundation for my practice as I assist my clients with repairing their broken lives caused by addiction.
I am committed to providing the highest level of quality, insight, and support to you and your loved ones in your battle with addiction.
The road to recovery is not an easy one but with hard work, an open mind, and proper guidance, it is possible!
It is my pleasure to be able to walk along this road with you!
More Info About My Practice
Education: I completed my undergraduate studies at Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, MI and earned a Bachelor’s of Theology (BTh) Degree in Pastoral Ministry. I completed my graduate studies at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ and earned a Master’s of Science (MS) Degree in Addiction Counseling.
Certifications: I have been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and am a Certified BASIC ART Practitioner. I am licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC-15091).
Faith: I operate from a Biblical Christian worldview although it is not necessary that my clients share my beliefs.
Recovery: I am also in Recovery (over 10 years of continuous sobriety and recovery) and am living proof that one is able to find freedom from addiction with hard work, willingness, an open mind, support, and guidance.
Here to help you: I understand the mind of those struggling with addiction and am very familiar with the personal challenges of trying to establish and maintain sobriety. I would love to walk this road with you and help you in any way possible regain your life and become free from your addiction!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in personal counseling for addictions including substance abuse, codependency, and habitual behaviors, as well as boundary setting, enabling behaviors, and interventions. I also work with individuals and family members who have been negatively impacted by substance use. I am trauma informed, sensitive, and trained to assist with PTSD and unresolved trauma which may be at the core of one?s addiction. I will meet you where you are and work with you to get your where you want to be!