My Approach to Helping
I am here to help you with figuring out the best ways to overcome depression, anxiety, trauma or relationship difficulties. In our first session, I will take time to listen to your story, explore your goals for coming to counseling and the best ways to reach them. If you are seeking therapy for PTSD or other trauma induced symptoms, I hope to provide a safe place for you to process past traumatic events with the goal of gaining new insight and gaining control over your symptoms. If you are seeking counseling for anxiety, we will spend time exploring the origins of your fears, examine the triggers for your anxiety, and come up with a plan on how to take small steps in conquering your fears. If you struggle with OCD, I can help you to develop skills to tolerate uncertainty and distress, face your fears, and decrease your obsessive thoughts and compulsions. If you are seeking counseling for depression, I will help you learn how to find meaning, experience joy, and connect with others. If you are seeking marriage counseling, I will work with you and your spouse in rebuilding your friendship, reestablishing trust, practicing healthy conflict resolution skills, and rekindling your love for each other. I have experience in helping couples that are going through the affair recovery. I also help individuals to improve their relationships by learning how to communicate better, how to have a secure attachment, and how to be best self in the relationships.
More Info About My Practice
For those clients that desire to integrate faith and Christian practices into their healing process, I offer an integrative approach that combines proven psychological insights with Biblical truths.
My areas of expertise include:
- counseling for depression
- counseling for anxiety
- counseling for OCD
- trauma counseling (PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic violence, combat, etc.)
- marriage counseling for couples
- relationship counseling for individuals
- premarital counseling
I am passionate about what I do, and my desire is to support you and equip you, so that you can experience the abundant life, loving relationships, and purpose that God desires for you. While taking an integrative approach, I welcome all people who seek counseling, regardless of religious background.
I provide in person sessions in my office, as well as telehealth sessions using confidential and easy to use telehealth platforms like doxy.me and VSee.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have over 17 years of post-graduate counseling experience. I hold a PhD in Counseling from UNC at Charlotte and MA in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I am trained in Gottman Method to Couples Therapy, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples), Prepare-Enrich (marital and pre-marital counseling), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), IFS (Internal Family Systems), CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), substance abuse counseling, career counseling, Christian Counseling.