My Approach to Helping
I seek to be nonjudgmental and unshockable as a counselor. I am comfortable discussing difficult topics and have a passion to help others through the angst, struggle, and confusion that comes with life. I have a desire to help others after going through my own spiritual journey of healing and transformation.
Though my background and approach is centered on integrating spirituality with overall wellbeing, I welcome people of all faiths or non-faith. I want you to feel comfortable opening up about anything you are going through. I plan on sharing some insight and wisdom so you can find strength for today and hope for tomorrow. I'm excited to be on this journey and am passionate about helping you weave a transformative story of your own.
More Info About My Practice
I received my Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Wesley Biblical Seminary, and Bachelor of Arts from Asbury University. I am a member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). I am a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC #0791), certified by the AACC International Board of Christian Care (IBCC) and the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors.
I was recently elected to serve on the ACPE Psychotherapy Commission for 2020. I am a contributing writer and editor of the Spiritual Care Specialist continuing education program for clergy, chaplains, lay leaders, and allied professional caregivers of faith, which ACPE is working on releasing in the near future. I host and produce a weekly podcast called Ask a Christian Counselor. I am also the host and producer of Spiritual Care Today, the official podcast of The Journal of Pastoral Care Publications.
I previously served as Board Secretary of the Pacific Region of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) before it was consolidated into ACPE in 2019. In the past, I have been on staff as a pastoral counselor for Life Changers Christian Counseling (2013-2019) and Arizona Baptist Children's Services & Family Ministries (2013-2017). I was also previously on faculty in a teaching assistantship in the College of Theology at Grand Canyon University (2012-2014). I am a member of Desert Mission United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, and am currently in the process of ordination within the United Methodist Church. Additionally, I have over ten years of previous pastoral and leadership experience in the Free Methodist Church and the Church of the Nazarene.