My Approach to Helping
When you walk in my office you will feel a sense of comfort and peace knowing you are cared for in a special way. I believe that we work as a team and having a good relationship is important. You will be listened to without judgment as we walk together on your journey. Your journey is unique and will be treated with the appropriate therapy strategy that is best for you. My gift is knowing how to create a path that will allow you to go through the pain while guiding you to a healing solution. I have been working in the counseling field for 10 years and have witnessed individuals freed up from their pain and marriage saved. My true desire is to see you live life and live it abundantly!
More Info About My Practice
With respect to my theoretical basis for counseling, I am committed to an approach that includes an integration of my Christian faith with compatible psychological perspectives. I am an evangelical Christian, and believe that we are whole persons, with physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects. Whether we include discussion of the spiritual dimension of life in our time together will be up to you, but I want you to understand that this informs who I am and how I understand others and the nature of and solutions for problems in living. This spiritual perspective is integrated with the perspectives of family systems, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral understandings of how people work. These are well-established and researched methods of therapy that are widely respected as being effective.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in helping couples to recover from infidelity, restore connection and intimacy, and increase communication. For individuals, I specialize in trauma and abuse recovery, depression/anxiety, grief, and building healthy boundaries. I am trained in EMDR ( trauma based) and extensively in Gottman therapy that is used in couples counseling.