My Approach to Helping
Tired of not feeling understood and cared for? Tired of struggling with the same things over and over again? Life, relationships and emotions can be hard and overwhelming. When life feels confusing and repetitive, it's difficult to know where to turn. It IS possible to learn to connect with others, heal from your pain and grow into the person you wish to be.
I'm confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, coping with depression, or navigating life changes, it is important that you know you don't have to be alone in this journey. My goal is to help you work through your challenges, rediscover your strengths, and lead a happier, healthier life. I would be honored to support you on your healing journey.
More Info About My Practice
I am only doing telehealth services at this time.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Hope and Healing Family Counseling is committed to helping all people, from all walks and stages of life, find hope and healing. I provide counseling from a Christian perspective and love helping others incorporate their faith into their healing journey. I do this with confidentiality, professionalism and compassion. Non-Christians and non-religious clients also feel safe, welcome and accepted. I do not seek to impose my beliefs upon others, but I do recognize that my beliefs impact and shape my work with clients. Ultimately, it is my goal to see clients living out balanced and healthy lives -- emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Life can be messy and hard. It can also be beautiful, redemptive, and healing. I believe that counseling can be a vital part of our personal growth in our life journey in this process of reflection, healing, and growth. One of my favorite Scriptures is found in Isaiah 61:3, "to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes." I believe that in our ashes and our pain, God can redeem and create something beautiful.
I graduated from Grace College and Theological Seminary with a MA in Counseling. I've been a licensed counselor since 2008. I've worked with all ages in a wide range of settings. I'm passionate about helping people see that there is hope. I use evidence based practices in my office to help people reach their goals. My desire is to create a safe environment for you to have the space to heal. I believe our past experiences do not define us, but they do have an effect on how we think, feel, and behave.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Everyone has struggles and everyone is broken in some way because we are human. Some of us are just better at hiding it (at least for a while). Going to counseling is hard and scary. It's so counterintuitive because you're opening up to a complete stranger. I get that. I do not think coming to counseling means you're weak or flawed. I think it means you have great courage. You're willing to: 1) Acknowledge your struggle, which is sometimes hard to do. 2) Talk about it out loud with a complete stranger. You are strong. You are courageous for even contemplating going to counseling. You can do this!