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My Story: I have been a counselor for 20+ years. Counseling is a calling for me - a passion. I feel honored to come alongside those who are hurting, or who find themselves in a challenging place in their lives, and help them navigate through the difficulties that they face. I Read more... like to help my clients gain insight about themselves and others, assist them through the healing process, and then help them get back on track with their lives. I deal with the past issues as they affect the present, and I apply cognitive behavioral techniques to assist clients in facing and dealing with past hurts so they can heal and keep their past from hindering their progress in the present and future. Having been a Christian for over 30 years, I realize that my counseling approach is shaped by what I believe. I am a follower of Christ, and I view my life as a journey that involves God using the circumstances and trials that I face to bring me closer to him. I think one of the most beautiful things about the gospel is that Christ makes all things new. (2 Cor. 5:17) There is hope in the gospel of Jesus that I see no where else. He can take our worst mistakes, our most painful moments, our deepest regrets....and he can turn it around and make something beautiful out of it in our lives when we surrender it, and ourselves, to him. I believe He transforms us as we walk with Him. It isn't about being a more perfect Christian version of yourself. It is about accepting your limitations and weaknesses, turning them over to Christ, and allowing him to reveal himself to you and others in a way you never knew possible. My prayer for myself and my clients, is that he takes all our failures and regrets, redeems and transforms them, and then receives more glory and honor through our lives, than if we'd done everything perfect from the beginning. As a therapist, I do not push my clients to believe what I do; however, I am aware that my faith influences the counsel that I offer. In my experience, when people are suffering and going through a difficult time, their faith, or lack thereof, becomes relevant to them. As a therapist, one of the things that I value is getting below the surface to the root of the problem. Where is the anger, hurt, addiction, etc. coming from? In my experience, the more we go through your history and delve toward the root problem, the more likely it is for matters of faith to come about. When people are looking for Christian Counseling, I have found that it usually means they are looking for someone who will provide sound counsel in keeping with Biblical principles. I think they are also looking for a counselor who won’t lead them astray into non-traditional forms of counseling techniques. They also want to know that their counselor shares the same value system and understands what it means to have a personal relationship with Christ. As a therapist, I would describe myself as empathetic, non-judgmental, direct, honest, and practical. I offer my clients my genuine concern and empathy, combined with my direct thoughts, insights, and recommendations. I can offer you a safe place to sort through what is on your mind and heart. Many people carry a heavy load emotionally and fear letting their guard down with others. One of the benefits of therapy is that I am not in your every day life. I am not your friend or family member...I am your counselor. I am not here to judge you. I can help you cut through the noise and get to the root of what is truly troubling you and I can walk you through the steps necessary to bring about the change you desire to see in your life. Counseling Experience: -20+ years as a Counselor -Private practice for 10+ years (individual, marital, adolescent, & family counseling) Provided counseling services for individuals and families of all ages, while assisting with difficulties in areas like: marriage, divorce, blended family concerns, coparenting with an ex-spouse, recovering after a divorce, parenting children at various life stages, establishing healthy boundaries with others, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, spiritual concerns, decision making, addictions (self or others), and hurts from the past. -Served as counselor in a variety of agency settings for 13 years - I have extensive history and knowledge of the adoption process. I have worked with birth parents, adoptive couples and adopted children. I have provided counseling pre and post adoption placement, and helped families with all aspects of the adoption process. Licensure & Education: Licensed Professional Counselor – Issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, 1999. LPC Supervisor – Issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, 2007. Licensed Child Placing Administrator – Issued by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, 2008. Master of Arts: Marriage and Family Counseling - Southwestern Seminary/Ft. Worth, TX Master of Arts: Religious Education - Southwestern Seminary/Ft. Worth, TX Bachelor of Arts: Psychology - University of Louisiana at Monroe/Monroe, LA
My Story: My name is Kari Whatley, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama. I currently operate a private counseling practice that serves a wide range of clients struggling with depression, anger management, anxiety, relationship/couples issues, and other life challenges. I have a bachelors in Religion and believe that each Read more... person was created with a special purpose and plan for their lives. My approach is to help clients find the tools they need to live the life they are looking for and to heal from hurts and wounds. I believe in concrete, practical solutions for dealing with lifeâ€™s challenges and difficult seasons. I focus on action-oriented therapies that provide measurable improvement and increased self-awareness. I will be systematic and intentional in equipping you with the tools you need to lead a more fulfilling life. It takes courage to seek out changes or support in difficult times, and I applaud each person willing to take those important steps. I believe that each client is the expert on their own life and has the personal insights that they need to make important changes. I have an encouraging counseling style rooted in behavior and reality therapies. My hope is to help equip you with the tools needed to find hope and reach your goals. You can do this! You have already started by making the decision to ask for help. I look forward to working with you and creating a personalized plan for your specific and unique needs.
My Story: I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) licensed in Oklahoma with 17 years of experience working with children, adults and families. I've worked with those struggling with severe mental illness as well as those individuals who are struggling with issues including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, divorce, Read more... LGBT issues, parenting problems and serious and/or life threatening illness. Christianity and faith is an intricate part of my own life and believe that it can play a significant role in our emotional health & well-being. My counseling style is client-focused ; I think it's very important to meet the client where they currently are in their journey and work from that point. I am very genuine in my day to day life and bring that trait to each session with the belief that in doing so, the client will feel more at ease with being honest as issues & challenges are being processed. I believe that everyone deserves respect and compassion as well as the opportunity to have added support when needed. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, client centered and rational-emotive counseling techniques. Your treatment plan and the direction of our sessions will be tailored to meet your individual needs. It's not easy asking for help - especially when life is presenting you with more than your share of challenges. If you are ready to take that first step, I am here to support you. I AM CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING INTERNATIONAL AND OKLAHOMA CLIENTS
My Story: I believe in God and Jesus Christ and believe that we are all children of God. I believe that God loves all his children and wants us to be happy. Through Jesus Christ, I believe that we can find healing and happiness. Providing counseling is a way that I can Read more... assist others to find joy and be able to access the fullness of God's love. I work with people of all Christian faiths, and specialize in anxiety, stress, relationship issues, depression, grief, loss, and living with chronic illness. I provide therapy that is based in CBT, and use methodology from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. I have found success in these methodologies as they provide understanding and context to our thoughts, enable us to understand our emotions, and help us to modify negative and destructive thoughts behaviors. My personal philosophy in incorporating faith into my practice is to understand your relationship with God and Christ, and use that relationship to heal, find strength, and feel the love of God. I believe that if you bring faith into your therapeutic journey and draw upon the healing power of Christ, counseling can be very meaningful and successful. My favorite piece of scripture is from Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
My Story: Saju Abraham is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a unique skill set refined toward counseling and helping others. His work experience ranges from adult and adolescent outpatient services, as well as working with hospital based counseling services. Saju has over 5 years of experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, Read more... relationship struggles and various other mental health and emotional challenges. Saju uses a person-centered approach emphasizing the importance of the therapist/client relationship, along with a cognitive behavioral approach to allow the client to explore the thought patterns related to the challenging emotions and behaviors. Saju’s counseling philosophy is based on an acknowledgment of the individual’s background and personal beliefs. His expertise allows clients to develop their own perspective of problem solving and empowers them to make the changes needed in order to accomplish their goals. Saju and his wife are blessed with a young daughter and expecting another child later this year!
My Story: I have been fortunate enough to have been raised in the church community since I was a child. However, like most Christians, I have had ups and downs in my walk with Christ and I hope that my experiences can help me help others. I went to college Read more... to become a doctor and it became clear quickly that God had a different plan for me. Through His guidance and grace, I was lead into the counseling ministry at my church. I began to notice that it felt like I was finally using the gifts God has given me. I truly believe that God brought me into this profession and that He guides me to help others on a daily basis. I am thankful for this calling and hope that I can prayerfully be of help and support to you.
My Story: Hello. I am a licensed psychologist in Texas with over 20 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. I am passionate and committed to those individuals who honor me with their trust in asking for help in their struggles. My approach to counseling is Read more... to focus on you as an individual. Each person I work with has strengths and coping skills he or she has utilized to get through life. Some are good and can be built on and strengthened. Others are ineffective or harmful and can be altered. I approach everyone with a sense of openness, honesty, caring, empathy, and understanding. In therapy, I am supportive, direct, and nonjudgmental. I try to provide practical guidance for the problems my clients are experiencing. My goal is for everyone I work with to have the best quality of life possible, to have the tools to cope with the problems life throws at all of us, and to gain insight into who they are as a unique, special individual. My career has provided me a range of experiences working with challenging populations. I began my career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where I worked with male and female inmates struggling with substance addictions, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, and suicidal ideation. Additionally, I served as team leader for a crisis response team that provided Psychological First Aid to staff and families following a traumatic incident (such as a natural disaster, assault, riot, or hostage situation). Additionally, my team would provide food and shelter, as needed, for staff and their families in the event of an emergency. In 2010, I transferred to the Veterans' Health Administration. In this position, I work with veterans struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance and other addictions, suicidal ideation, marriage and family problems, and adjusting back to civilian life. For the past five years, I also had a private practice where I worked with members of my community providing psychological assessments for disability claims, vocational rehabilitation, and foster care, as well as counseling. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, meaning I draw from techniques and theories of many different treatment styles. However, my emphasis is on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on how the way an individual thinks and what he or she tell themselves impacts their social and emotional functioning. This therapeutic flexibility allows me to customize my approach to the specific needs of a client. This approach also allows me to utilize techniques that are most effective for specific client's situation. I am a Christian and accepted Jesus as my Savior at 13 years old. Both my personal and professional experiences are shaped by my faith, and I utilize Biblical principles regularly in my counseling, even if I do not overtly reference them as such. I believe Biblical principles provide the groundwork for mental health and being content in our lives. The men and women in the Bible have struggled with many of the same issues we have, and we can use their examples to help us in our struggles. I pray daily for all of my clients, and often pray with my believing clients. Licensure and Education: Licensed Psychologist - Issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology - University of North Texas Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology - University of North Texas Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Cum Laude - Southwestern Oklahoma State University
My Story: I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with almost 30 years experience in a variety of clinical and community settings, and have also been active in Christian ministry for over 25 years. I' ve served a wide variety of churches, denominations, and Christian organizations, bringing a broad Read more... understanding of relationships within the church and the blessings and challenges that come with them. My approach to Christian Counseling integrates solidly Biblical principles with a practical skills-based cognitive approach to help individuals “take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor. 10: 5). In counseling, an understanding of scripture and commitment to prayer are crucial, but I also believe it's important to be real, to meet you where you are, and acknowledge that we in the church will never be perfect, but sinners saved by grace in the process of being transformed. There is no pain too deep for God to heal, no secret so dark that the light of Christ can't touch it, and no problem so complicated that the Holy Spirit can't reveal a path through it. God is faithful. So no matter what your church background or faith experience, I am honored to have the privilege of getting to know you, and walking through this process together. With love in Christ, Cathy ------------------------------------------ For more details on my professional experience and education, please see my Linked In page at: www.linkedin.com/in/catherinemisciagna
My Story: Everyone has stuff. A problematic relationship, anxiety, depression, or feelings they don’t like or wish they experienced less intensely. Whether you’re working through a tough life moment, healing from loss, or recovering from self-injury, my passion is helping you find yours! I work with clients in a genuine and Read more... nonjudgmental way and from a position of acceptance to tackle whatever challenges they’re facing. Just as we are met with acceptance and love from Christ, I meet each of my clients. After all, Jesus was the first “counselor”: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6. I use an integrated and holistic approach to address your unique situation and problems. I draw from multiple theories while we work, including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This allows me to tailor what we do to get you to your goals. I hold a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, am a National Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have provided distance counseling via video, phone, and text for three years. If you prefer the clinical, I’ve worked successfully with issues like anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression trauma, relationship loss, stress, self-injury and many more for years in both the online and in person settings. A note on my personal philosophy about incorporating Christian faith into counseling: I believe that counseling is Christian by its very nature. It is the act of holding space for someone to feel and explore themselves, not unlike the way that we are each held and loved by God through all our triumphs and failures. I have witnessed some Christian counseling which is more like a sermon or being lists of bible verses to memorize. So that you can find the right fit for you, I want you to know I don’t do that. I will support you with whatever means are helpful to you based on our shared faith and the knowledge I’ve been blessed with as a professional counselor. If you only needed to memorize bible verses or be preached to church and your bible would have that covered! Sometimes we need a bit more than that and even the bible reminds us: Plans fail without advice, but with many counselors they are confirmed. - Proverbs 15:22. A final note: I chose to become a counselor due to the experience of my parents’ divorce. At 9 years old I needed someone to talk with and I asked for that. My parents took me to multiple counselors - at least 8! - before I found one I felt was really listening, really supporting, and really helping. I set out into my career as a professional counselor with the knowledge that I won’t be the right counselor for everyone, but I am prepared and designed by God to be right for some. Choosing someone to work with on your life is important...it can feel intimidating even! The most important factor in choosing a therapist is finding someone you “click” with. Browse and shop around until you find someone who “speaks” to you!
My Story: I committed my life to Christ at a young age and have continued my walk with Him throughout my life. This life-style has shaped all of my communications to people with whom I interact. In fact, my counseling ministry has been built on Romans 12: 2. This Truth indicates that Read more... we are transformed (a work God performs) by the renewing of the mind (a way in which we participate in His work) that leads to a demonstration of Fruit such as love, peace, joy, etc (Galatians 5). I specialize in quickly understanding where a person is and where they may need to go in resolving personal anxiety and depression problems, and marriage and family concerns from a Christian world view. The most effective strategies that I have found to work with believers is clarifying the Truth that leads to right thinking, which facilitates right acting. This is the essence of Christian Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I incorporate my personal walk with Christ, biblical foundation, and clinical expertise such as the use of CBT into every aspect of my life and counseling with others. This authenticity is what empowers true conviction, thought, and action. It is not just instruction that our Lord gave us, but imparting, which is much deeper and life changing then mere teaching. I know that you and I want to hear "Well done" one day when we are with Him. I use a Christian version of Parent- Adult- Child model (from of understanding and explaining the transition of both parties in the couple relationship and in helping the couple to grasp the roles they have with others in their family. I also integrate materials from some great Christian family advocates like Focus on the Family and Family Life Today to enhance education about family relationships. "Godliness with contentment is great gain" (1 Timothy 6.6). Lets begin our Christian journey together. Jim
My Story: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Born the eldest of seven children, I have always felt called to be a helper and healer. I grew up in a Christian home and have attended church all of my life. I remember asking Jesus to Read more... be my Savior one night after coming home from the AWANA program at our church. I was in Cubbies at the time (3&4 year olds). While completing my undergraduate degree at Spring Arbor University in Michigan, I felt called to the ministry and that call was confirmed by several trusted spiritual advisors. I took the first step and changed my major and minor. After graduation, I prayed for further guidance about what direction I should be taking and felt God leading me to enroll in the counseling program at Spring Arbor University. As I was completing my Master’s program, I realized that I wanted to follow in Christ’s footsteps as a healer and counselor (Isaiah 9:6). I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples and families. I have worked with members of the military and their families as well. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include depression, anxiety and stress management, trauma and abuse, and parenting concerns. My counseling style combines strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approaches to help individuals achieve their therapeutic goals, along with a focus on building resilience, peace, and wholeness. Everyone has strengths and coping skills that they have learned and used throughout their life. Identifying those strengths and coping skills is an important step to building an individual’s or family’s toolbox that can be used to help work through various issues and to increase resilience in that individual or family. Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the person, couple or family is something I work towards initially, and throughout therapy, as having a good connection is something I believe helps facilitate effective counseling and ultimately provides the best outcomes. As a therapist, I work diligently to meet each individual where they are at, listen actively and respect where they would like to see themselves in the future with the help of therapy. I am supportive, compassionate, and present with individuals during struggles and achievement and progress. I believe that it is important to find the root of problems in order for clients to heal fully and to continue to make progress. I have worked with children, teens and their families since the beginning of my career. During this time, I worked with many different issues and concerns, including trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, autism spectrum concerns, and parenting and relationship issues. I believe that addressing these issues and concerns earlier rather than later, is vitally important for today’s younger generation, because teaching our children and teens health coping skills and reinforcing their strengths will build their resilience and ability to respond to any further struggles or difficult times that will inevitably happen as they enter adulthood. Because my faith is a part of who I am personally, I strive to incorporate my faith into counseling as organically as possible. I listen for Holy Spirit’s guidance on how to move forward with clients and what He would have me say to most effectively have an impact and promote change. I believe hard work, acknowledging Holy Spirit and moving as guided by the Lord are integral to counseling being successful. I love Scripture, but two of my favorite are: Isaiah 9:6 and Proverbs 3:5-7. Isaiah 9:6 is one of my favorites because it sets the biblical example for counseling through Christ. Hope of all hopes, dream of our dreams, a child is born, sweet-breathed; a son is given to us: a living gift. And even now, with tiny features and dewy hair, He is great. The power of leadership, and the weight of authority, will rest on His shoulders. His name? His name we’ll know in many ways— He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Dear Father everlasting, ever-present never-failing, Master of Wholeness, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (The Voice Translation) Proverbs 3:5-7 has been my most favorite passage of Scripture since I was a teen because it talks about trusting God for everything. This is so important in counseling, because only God can truly heal. Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on Him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with Him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go. Don’t think for a minute that you know it all, for wisdom comes when you adore Him with undivided devotion and avoid everything that is wrong. Proverbs 3:5-7 (The Passion Translation) The best way for progress to be made is by working collaboratively on treatment goals and through open communication regarding what therapeutic techniques and approaches work best for the person. Collaboration and hard work on both sides of the therapeutic relationship is vitally important to healing. I value each client and empathize with the range of emotions that may be experienced throughout treatment. I believe that everyone has the ability to overcome struggles, both present and past, and heal, but recognize that sometimes having additional support from an objective “outsider” in the form of therapy can allow clients to better identify and use the coping skills and strengths they already possess. You have taken the first step in finding peace, joy, and wholeness and becoming healthy and I am honored to help you in that journey!
My Story: I am a counselor licensed in Illinois with over 10 years of combined experience working as a caseworker and as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including grief, depression, anxiety,anger issues, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also Read more... helped many people who have experienced bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. My education included a vast array of specialties, including multicultural counseling. I continue my education by completing additional trainings so that I can stay on top of the latest research and best practices. In this way, I can be a better support to you. I am happy to incorporate Christian based counseling into our sessions. As a Christian myself, I find utilizing a Christian based approach to be one of the most valuable and successful modes of therapy. Honestly, I am unsure how some are able to make it through the darkness without God. If you are interested in Christian based counseling, please let me know and we will incorporate this approach into our sessions! My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in being judgemental. My approach combines client centered, strengths based, existential, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic approaches. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes great courage to seek assistance in order to have a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change! If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you and to embark upon that journey with you! One step at a time, we can work towards making the changes your teen needs to live a happier, more confident and more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you soon. Debbie Hayes MAC, LCPC, LPC, QMHP SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Relationship Family Grief I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar Years of Experience: 10 SERVICES OFFERED -MESSAGING -LIVE CHAT -PHONE LICENSING LCPC 180.010923 (Expires: 2019-03-31) REVIEWS Written by P.A. on Aug 27, 2018 after counseling with Debbie for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and depression Debbie Hayes brings a great deal of professionalism and "heart" to her work. Both traits work in tandem, and I as the recipient of her counseling, benefit as a result. I am very grateful to her for her kind assistance and help. Written by D.E. on Jul 25, 2018 after counseling with Debbie for 2 weeks Debbie has been great, never pushy and always stressing that I need to be totally honest with her. She is always very encouraging! I have had counseling in my hometown and I always seemed to walk away discouraged. Debbie has help me see so many things differently and to realize I am not a bad person. Written by J.E. on Jul 11, 2018 after counseling with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and sleeping I can honestly I am happy that I took the step to reach out and get someone to talk to. Debbie Hayes has been amazing thus far. She definitely listens, and offers great advice. Written by K.S on May 12, 2016 after counseling with Debbie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, and self esteem Very caring, very insightful. Debbie gives you a sense of optimism and hope where you might not have had it with other counselors. She has lead me to believe in ME and that I can complete this journey with success. Written by F.R on Mar 06, 2016 after counseling with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, anger, and depression I only talked to Debbie for a week or so, she is a very good counselor. She is always on top of everything. Debbie is very caring, there are not very many counselors like her. Written by D.O on Dec 08, 2015 after counseling with Debbie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, parenting, self esteem, and depression Debbie is so genuine. She really was tuned in and really helped me gain my confidence again after I abruptly lost my dad due to cancer. She didn't just help me with grief, but has helped me overall as I am a working mother with real challenges. Written by P.A on Nov 24, 2015 after counseling with Debbie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and depression Debbie Hayes blends professionalism with a sincere and caring attitude. She is very responsive to emails, and provides replies in a timely manner. Further her replies are written in a way that suggests she takes time reading and understanding the messages she receives. In short, she puts in a lot of effort, which speaks volumes to me. I am grateful for her kind assistance. Written by C.A on Nov 17, 2015 after counseling with Debbie for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, bipolar, and depression She's great at what she does! Written by C.H on Nov 13, 2015 after counseling with Debbie for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, grief, and depression I'm just getting to know Debbie, but I feel blessed to be connected with her as my counselor. She listens and responds with proactive advice and gives you a lot to think about as you try to work through various issues. She is extremely attentive and quickly responds so that you know someone is out there and in your corner. I look forward to continuing to improve myself with her help! Written by C.S on Nov 09, 2015 after counseling with Debbie for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating Debbie has been very encouraging and provided multiple resources very early in the counseling sessions. She is excellent at following up on any concerns and in checking on progress based on prior suggestions and assignments, and has been very understanding through all of our interaction. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to recover from an eating disorder.
My Story: "Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers" - 3 John 2 Hi! I am delighted to be here with you and have an opportunity to be of assistance to you. My name is Adrianna Onwawoma. I am a Licensed Read more... Professional Counselor in South Carolina and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Counseling at Regent University, Virginia. A university that also incorporates scriptures to inform counseling practices. As a follower of and a believer in Christ Jesus, I know that healing must include the spirit of an individual. Your emotional and mental wellbeing are connected to your spiritual wellbeing. By the use of scriptures as well as counseling techniques, I will team up with you so you can reach your highest and best self by resolving every weight that so easily gets you down and prevents you from the abundant life that Christ Jesus died for you to experience. My dream is that you find true happiness and contentment regardless of life's challenges. I specialize in working with individuals going through challenging times to help them navigate through life successfully. In the last ten years, I helped individuals, children, and families work through a variety of issues that include depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and relationship issues. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and will be specifically tailored for you. I use a variety of techniques such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused, motivational, and existential therapies. I believe in being compassionate, showing warmth, and providing a non-judgmental space that feels safe just as Jesus Christ displayed while he was on earth according to scripture. I believe that through the establishing of an authentic relationship, you can unravel problems, be empowered, and find the healing you need to transform your life and be all that our Heavenly Father created you to be. Let's do this!
My Story: Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the state of Florida. He draws on the insights of psychological theory as well as spiritual resources for healing. He believes that by exploring unmet needs from the past, people can develop healthier relationships today. By working through Read more... painful losses and wounds, people can release unhelpful beliefs about themselves and others in order to live more fully in the present and with hope for the future. We are hurt in relationships; we are also healed in relationship, and the therapeutic relationship can be a useful resource. Areas of focus include couple, marital, and singlehood issues, family/parenting dynamics and attachment, anxiety, depression, adolescents and young adults, career direction, abuse and trauma, spiritual growth and struggles, gender and sexuality issues, loss and grief, and pornography/addictions. He is a certified Prepare-Enrich Counselor and offers pre-engagement, pre-marital and marital couples counseling, and he is also a certified Family Wellness Instructor. He is a professional member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as well as the American Association of Christian Counselors. Rich holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and brings an extensive history of experience in spiritually based healing ministry. With over seventeen years of church ministry experience, he has a unique understanding of the needs of families. He also has experience as a youth pastor and teacher and enjoys working with adolescents and young adults in issues relating to identity and spiritual development. He has been married to his wife for over sixteen years and enjoys being a father. Together with his wife, he has led numerous small groups and served on prayer ministry and leadership discernment teams for a number of churches and Christian organizations. This background has given him additional sensitivity to the stresses and demands on those who serve in ministry as well as an ability to work with people who have suffered from spiritual abuse and negative church experiences. Rich’s desire is to partner with Jesus as He binds up the broken-hearted and sets the captives free to love (Luke 4:18). He is grateful for God’s passionate pursuit in his life, and he loves to create a supportive, nonjudgmental space for people to develop a sense of connectedness and discover greater fulfillment in their relationships.
My Story: I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders and career challenges, I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.As an RN and a LPC, I have helped many persons with cancer and other life-challenging conditions, Read more... and their families, cope with their illness. I have facilitated support groups for Hospice, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of LGBTQ+), Cancer support, Pet Loss, Career and Compulsive Eating. I co-facilitate ""The Art of Healing" retreats with Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of "Love, Medicine & Miracles." I am a Christian and I serve as a Stephen Minister at my church whcch is Douglas, Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas, MI. I am a Contributing Author for Star Nations Magazine and I have been a Contributing Author for a chapter in a book written by Dr. Bernie Siegel entitled, "Faith, Hope & Healing'" which describes my journey with kidney cancer. I recently wrote a chapter in Dr. Siegel's new book, 'Love, Animals and Miracles." The name of the chapter I wrote was "Maltese Miracle" which is a story about my little 5 pound Maltese dog named Bernie.
My Story: The Lord touches each of us in His own special way. As a youth, He moved me toward helping others in many ways; as a teacher, an orderly in a hospital, a health care specialist and now a therapist. Reading the Word, I believe with His grace, he gives us Read more... what we need. As the psalmist wrote, "Though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil for you are with me. Your rod and your staff comfort me." He is forever with me...with you. Jesus tells us to seek to find, knock for it to be opened, and to ask for answers to be given. Together, it tells me that with faith, His spirit and grace can fill us, inspire us and lead us to a better way. It is up to us to act, but as the psalmist told us, He is with us...always.
My Story: I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with over 3 years work in community mental health and 18 years experience in private practice, including 14 years as a certified clinical trainer for other counselors. I work a great deal with adult survivors of childhood abuse, but also Read more... with those dealing with depression and anxiety. I completed a Bachelors Degree in Bible and Christian Education in Florida then completed a Masters Degree in Ohio at a dual enrollment program, which was partly at Ashland University, partly at the school's Theological Seminary and partly at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. I completed internships at both Cleveland Psychiatric Institute and Lutheran Medical Center of Cleveland, both of which are large teaching hospitals. I believe the best counseling technique is the one that helps the person seeking help to feel better. To that end, I use a variety of cognitive techniques in my work. In other words, techniques that assist individuals who feel "stuck" to look at their situation from different angles and from that new perspective, work out new methods for resolution. No two problems are ever exactly the same, so I make it my personal objective to listen very carefully to each person and in a very open and non-judgmental way, do my best to understand what each situation feels like when looking out through their eyes. I have experience with both relatively mild and very severe types of problems. Even though I do have a denominational background I work very strenuously to avoid introducing any one particular church doctrine into my work and refer those kinds of questions back to the client's church leadership for clarification. I do offer video sessions at specified times when I am in my office and have a reliable high speed connection. Phone sessions are always available at times posted according to my Live Chat schedule.
My Story: Hello, my name is Kimberly Brownridge and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have a MA in Professional Counseling and MS in General Psychology. I LOVE working with couples fighting to strengthen their relationship/marriage. I have experience working with Read more... clients navigating the single life, in relationships, pre-marital, and marriage counseling. I am also experienced dealing with depression and trying new ways to help manage symptoms and learning new coping skills. I also counsel in other areas including Christian counseling, women concerns, parenting concerns, career, and LGBTQ. My counseling style is solution-focused. The focus of our sessions will be the specific and current situation. Focusing on the coping skills already possessed by the client and teaching new coping skills. My approach is also person-centered since the client is the expert on their life. The focus of counseling follows the message of the Serenity Prayer, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference." I look forward to helping you courageously change the things you can and accept everything else. Fear Not . . . GOD Has A Plan.
My Story: ENGLISH I have been a Christian for about 20 years. I came to Christ in my teen age years and have been walking with Him since then. I can truly say my life is much richer and meaningful because He is in my life. I got into counseling because I love Read more... the church and I am passionate about bringing health to the church. I have a Masters degree in Professional Counseling from a Christian school where I was taught how to integrate psychological theory and Biblical truths. I believe a person can’t achieve complete healing only through the science of Psychology, however, addressing the problem from a scientific perspective combined with godly wisdom can be a perfect recipe for healing that has not been found no matter how many spiritual disciplines you practice. God in fact created us for fullness of life but mental health issues are a hindrance to that goal. Therefore, I like to partner with Him in order to help people cross these hurdles through practical advice and sound psychological theory that doesn't conflict with His truth. The scripture that best describe to me what therapy can accomplish is Proverbs 13:12 "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life". People with mental health issues suffer just as much as someone with a physical ailment does. The suffering lies in part in the fact that they long and hope to feel fulfilled as God intended them to but can’t find this peace no matter how much they love and pray to God. This is “hope deferred”, sometimes for many years. My core belief is that it doesn't have to be so. With sound psychology, to address the scientific side of the problem, combined with godly wisdom, a person can reach that FULFILLED LONGING, that TREE OF LIFE that will finally stop the heart from feeling sick. SPANISH He seguido a Jesús por 20 años y he estado caminando con Él desde ese entonces. Puedo decir con honestidad que mi vida es mucho más llena de significado porque Él esta conmigo. Escogí la psicología como profesión por mi amor a la iglesia. Soy apasionada por traer salud emocional a la iglesia para así ayudar a las personas a vivir mas llenas espiritualmente. Estudié mi Maestría en consejería profesional en una universidad cristiana donde me enseñaron a integrar teoría de la psicología con verdades bíblicas. Mi creencia es que una persona no puede alcanzar sanidad total sólo usando la ciencia, sin embargo, usando la ciencia (la cual ha sido revelada por Dios también) y combinándola con sabiduría de Dios, puede hacer que alguien que no ha encontrado sanidad ni paz para sus emociones en años, por fin lo alcance. Dios nos creó a todos para vivir una vida abundante y rica, pero los problemas de salud mental son un obstáculo para que esto suceda. Me gusta asociarme con Dios para ayudar a otros a cruzar estos obstáculos a través de consejo espiritual práctico y teoría psicológica que esta de acuerdo a Su verdad. El versículo bíblico que mejor describe lo que creo que la terapia puede lograr en alguien es Proverbios 13:12 “La esperanza que se demora es tormento del corazón, pero árbol de vida es el deseo cumplido”. Las personas que tienen problemas emocionales y mentales sufren tanto como una persona con un problema físico. Parte del sufrimiento es que viven con la esperanza de vivir en la llenura de espíritu que Dios les promete, pero no pueden alcanzarla. Esta es “la esperanza que se demora”. Esto no debe ser así. Si Dios lo ha prometido entonces la persona puede alcanzar ese “deseo cumplido”, ese “árbol de vida” que finalmente le ayudará a acabar con el tormento del corazón.
My Story: I am an individual, family and marriage counselor licensed in Illinois with over 10 years of experience working as a social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also have helped many Read more... people who have experienced sexual, physical trauma or emotional abuse. Honestly, I tell my patients if they can tell me something I haven't heard or experienced before I'll give you my Mickey Mouse watch. Mickey has stayed on my wrist a long time so far... My counseling style is warm, interactive and holistic. I will help you to explore your physical, emotional and spiritual needs in an effort to bring harmony and balance into your life. That sounds fancy! It isn't. It just means I like helping people to get comfortable in their own shoes, having their inner personality match their outer personality. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels (so I highly doubt I will try to diagnose your problem, rather I try to find solutions to difficulties). My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution based/ brief counseling, and common sense (I'm heavy on the common sense!). I approach each person as an unique individual and don't mind using a little humor to help look at things from a different perspective. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. This program works like email so you wont get responses right away like text messages so please be patient and I will respond within 24 hours if possible. I am available for phone calls or live chat by appointment only. I look forward to working with you! MJ
My Story: Welcome! I am here to help support you through whatever you are experiencing or going through. I believe that each of us can attain greater health and wholeness by attending to and integrating mind, body and spirit attuning to our faith and building on our unique strengths. I strive Read more... to create a space that is warm, collaborative and inquisitive. I am your ally and facilitator in this process, helping you navigate through this difficult time. We will explore your feelings and look at all facets of your life to find a resolution and achieve your goals. I have particular experience and interest in issues related to depression, anxiety, anger management, finding meaning and purpose in life and work, personal empowerment, making change or negotiating life’s unexpected transitions, improving the quality of relationships and enhancing self-esteem. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!
My Story: Has life worn you down? You’re not alone! Maybe you feel that despite all of your attempts to create the life you really want, you can’t quite get there. Perhaps you continue to struggle with feeling out of control and overwhelmed by your emotions. I’m here to help! I work Read more... to provide a safe, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to heal hurts, build coping skills, make positive changes, and achieve goals. I’m passionate about helping you create a life worth living! I look forward to getting to know you and providing the support you need. I have been a Christian since age 6 and believe that true healing can only come through the assistance of the Holy Spirit. I have 15 years of experience as a counselor both online and face to face. I have worked with individuals with a variety of concerns including trauma and abuse, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. My approach is generally cognitive-behavioral in nature but I tailor my interventions to your unique style and personality. I have a master's degree in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Trinity Seminary. I'm so glad that you've reached out for support! Let's walk beside each other and rely on the love and grace of God to start the healing today!
My Story: Thank you for considering me to walk with you on your journey. If you are reaching out for help, I know that you are standing in a difficult moment that may seem impossible to work through. However, I believe that we are created to do life together and that is Read more... the goal of my practice. I strongly connect with the saying "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls..." - Khalil Gibran. There is no guarantee that life will be easy, but I believe that our struggles can not only make us stronger, but give us purpose and meaning. I am a proud Penn State graduate where I received my Bachelors Degree from and then moved to Delaware to start my Masters program. I completed my Masters in my hometown at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Over the years, I have been blessed to work with multiple different areas of concern including trauma, addiction, abuse, spirituality (faith based), forgiveness, self-esteem, single mothers/fathers, peer or relationship conflict, adolescents, young adults, depression, codependency, chronic health issues and anxiety disorders. I also have a lot of experience and understanding when it comes to chronic health issues and how that impacts someone and family members. I have a lot of compassion, drive, and feel that one of my best qualities is that I am very authentic and I utilize that in therapy because I think it allows a client to feel that they can be more open. I currently focus a significant amount of my practice on mood/anxiety disorders, relationship concerns/codependency, trauma/forgiveness. I am always honored to hear someone's story and through acknowledging their pain, walk with them through navigating the next steps that will help them to achieve their goals for themselves and their lives. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy techniques, mindfulness and positivity techniques in therapy. I also can utilize faith in therapy if that is requested. I truly believe that everyone's story is important and that is how I view my clients and the circumstances they are walking through when they reach out.
My Story: Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Massachusetts with over 10 years in the field and have worked with a wide range of clients including those experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, life threatening illness, relationship issues (family, friendship, couples, etc), stress, parenting concerns, life stage transitions, trauma and Read more... abuse, grief and loss, and infertility and pregnancy. I have coached many people through their processes of individual growth and who are looking to create a better life space for themselves. As a Roman Catholic, I have always been drawn to the life of Mother Teresa. I have tried to live my life holding onto her words. I teach the same and feel kindness is at the core of our existence. I have always cared about those less fortunate and "rooted for the underdog" so to speak. As my desire to help others in more ways grew, I felt Social Work become my calling. My counseling style is kind, interactive, and down to earth. I have a fluid approach catered to your needs taking from humanistic theories, system and strength based theories, and using mindfulness and traditional talk therapy. I work with your wishes and desires for treatment while making sure we have a plan for change and growth because I know your time and efforts are valuable. My experience has allowed me to work across the United States as well as internationally and with a wide range of ages, backgrounds, diagnoses, socioeconomic classes and the barriers that come with each. At my core, I believe in treating everyone with empathy, kindness, and compassion and that my faith is my guide. I am grateful you are here looking and hope to be the best fit for you!
My Story: I was raised in the church from the time I was a child, but over the years I found my own reasons to continue following Christ. I’ve been through some trials and tribulations, and I am able to see how God has held me close through it all. The Read more... relationship that I have with God is something I hope for each and every person. Religion is not the following of the law, but returning to the relationship with God. My hope in Christian therapy is to help each person find their individual relationship with God. One of my favorite scriptures is from Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of New Mexico where I have six years of experience addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, relational and parenting problems, And life transitions. I believe that each person should be treated with respect and I enjoy using humor sensitivity and compassion not only with clients but in daily life as well. My fridge can best be described as a buffet style of CBT, strategic, solutions focused, and experiential. Each of these can be tailored to what the client is needing at any given moment.
My Story: With over 17 years of extensive experience, I am board certified, (nationally and internationally), licensed professional counselor (LPC, Texas, Illinois, and The Bahamas), Licence Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Kentucky; Licence Independent Mental Health Practioner (LIMHP, Nebraska); Licence Clinical Professional (Montana LIC# BBH-LCPC-LIC-31419); and a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider Read more... (BC-TMH); and License Associate sex offender provider (LASOP). I have three master’s degrees (Professional Counseling, Clinical Psychology, and Christian Counseling,). I am a Doctoral Candidate (APA Accredited) in Clinical, Health, forensic, and Neuropsychology, and have been inducted into the Psi Chi international honor society in psychology, and the Pi Lambda Theta honor society in education. I have sinned and fell short of the Glory of God. However, I discovered freedom through Jesus Christ and became a new creation. I enjoy true happiness and genuine success by daily applying the Word of God to every area of my life. This liberty has fueled a desire within me to help others experience the same through Christian Clinical Counseling approaches that not only provides insight into one’s struggles but also gives hope and builds faith that God will heal every broken area of their lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. God has blessed me with a heart of restoration and purposed me to become a national board certified, distance credentialed, certified clinical mental health (nationally and internationally) licensed professional counselor in Texas and The Bahamas, and a board certified, distance credentialed, I have three master’s degrees (Professional Counseling, Clinical Psychology, and Christian Counseling,) and have been inducted into the Psi Chi international honor society in psychology, and the Pi Lambda Theta honor society in education. With over 17 years of extensive experience, I am board certified, (nationally and internationally), licensed professional counselor in Texas and The Bahamas, and a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH). I am a Doctoral Candidate (APA Accredited) in Clinical, Health, forensic, and Neuropsychology. With God’s gift of wisdom, knowledge and understanding, I integrate spirituality together with psychological and behavioral sciences which has allowed me to work successfully with individuals, couples, groups, and families with a broad range of concerns including parenting problems, addiction, career challenges, depression, divorce, domestic abuse, and eating disorders. I have also worked with persons coping with illness, grief, loss, family conflict, pre-marital concerns, anxiety, infidelity, OCD, men’s issues, sexual abuse, spirituality, suicidal ideation, PTSD, weight loss, women’s issues, relationship issues, and panic attacks. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is God-centered, warm and interactive. I show empathy and believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is integrative, so it combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, motivational, rational emotive counseling, smart recovery, and positive psychology. I will allow God to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs and will do my best to assist you in achieving freedom to live victoriously and experience complete healing in and through, Jesus Christ. It is commendable and takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change and transformation through Jesus Christ. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to assist I look forward to working with you!
My Story: Hi, I'm LaShica and I'm glad you have reached out to take care of yourself. Counseling is a great form of personal care!! I would like to tell you a little about myself. I currently live in Charlotte, NC but I'm originally from Marion, SC. I Read more... am married with 2 kids. I love lifting weights, playing softball, and running. I have over 10 years of experience in counseling adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse problems. I have experience working with young adults in transitional housing providing therapeutic individual and group counseling. I have worked with families providing individual and family counseling in the clinical and home setting. My mother is a minister so I have had Christ in my life for a very long time. Sharing the word of God is something that I love to do and will continue to do for as long as I live. Despite my educational background in counseling, it all just comes back to good Godly principles. My approach to therapy comes from an eclectic base with a strong focus on cognitive-behavioral and person centered therapy. I believe that a person should be able to make choices about their future and should be given all available resources to make that informed choice. With God leading the way we can not fail!!! I look forward to working with you in the future.
My Story: I am a licensed social worker. I earned my degree from The Ohio State University College of Social Work. I have lived in Ohio my entire life but have been fortunate enough to travel the world. I have a strong passion to help those struggling with emotional difficulties. I am Read more... active in community organizations and volunteer as a patient advocate at the local and national levels. I am also honored to be a volunteer with giveanhour.org, a national network of volunteers providing free mental health services to military personnel and their families who are being affect by military conflicts. I believe God is a global thinker and gave each of us free will, character, and a moral compass to make our individual lives as purposeful as possible. I believe in giving our problems to God and believing in the power of prayer. We as human beings tend to worry over things we have zero control over. Control is an illusion. Learning to listen to the never-ending dialog in our heads allows us to reflect and ask for evidence that our negative thinking is accurate.
My Story: What Christianity means is hope and faith. Jesus taught compassion which is a core principle to guide us. When so many different messages are in the world, it can be confusing who to trust. I employ these core principles in my work as a therapist which were Read more... taught to me as a child when I was raised in the Methodist faith. My name is Judith Andrews and I am a Clinical Social Worker with a Master Degree. I live with my family and my therapy dog. My work experience over 20 years includes treating people with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, parenting and family conflicts, and other concerns in order to bring about a healthier and more fulfilling experience in their lives. If you are looking for a compassionate and knowledgeable therapist, I may be the one for you. We will work together to develop the goal and focus of the work and we will find a pace that is comfortable for you. You are not alone. I would be grateful for the opportunity to work with you.
My Story: At times we are faced with situations from the past or the present that cause us to become overwhelmed. Whether it be life in general, work, children, spousal relationships, or something much deeper there are ways to work through them. I work well with children, adolescents, adults, and Read more... families to help them find solutions and clarity in their situations. For the past two years, I have worked specifically with victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, and other traumatic events. If you are experiencing any of these situations I would love to work with you or your loved ones. I have been licensed in Texas as a professional counselor for two years. I have over 15 years of experience working with at-risk youth and their families. For the past two years, I have worked specifically with victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, and other traumatic events. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy but can use different modalities to fit the client's needs. The CBT models work well with clients who experience depression, anxiety, anger issues, substance abuse, and behavior problems. I do work to address trauma and substance abuse at the same time because I feel that they walk hand in hand. I also have worked with victims of domestic violence and provide psychotherapy education for women and men to be able to look for red flags and understand the impact of domestic violence. I have a Master's in Professional Counseling and a master's certificate in Autism Education. I work well with families to help them understand more about the diagnosis of Autism. Currently, I am pursuing my Doctorate in Traumatology to help me better understand the impact trauma has on all ages. My counseling style is friendly, compassionate and interactive. I believe everyone should have the chance to heal and recover and that our diagnosis or circumstances does not define who we are. After the initial intake I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. One of the bravest things a person can do is ask for help and to take the first steps to make a change. One of my favorite sayings is "Perhaps the Butterfly is Proof That You Can Go Through A Great Deal of Darkness Yet Become Something Beautiful". I look forward to working with you to help make something beautiful!! From early on I have known that God had a plan for my life. The path has not always been easy and many obstacles have occurred. It is my faith in God that has kept me steady and strong throughout it. I have trusted God to help me through some dark times in my past and the healing process was not as difficult as I sought God's guidance and wisdom. I now take the blessings that He has passed onto me to help His children heal and find guidance in therapy. In my therapy sessions I allow myself to be guided by the Holy Spirit to lead the counseling session. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and received my degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I love the work that the University is doing in making Champions for Christ. Currently I am working on my Doctorate in Counseling with an emphasis in Traumatology.