Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Iowa with 15 years of experience. I have worked, using a faith-based perspective, with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, social phobias, chronic health issues including chronic pain, self-esteem, gender dysphoria, and marital difficulties. I am board certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
My therapy style is warm, welcoming, and encouraging, and I attempt to meet clients where they currently are in their life. I have endeavored to educate myself on issues faced by people who are different than me so I can work with a wide variety of populations. My approach utilizes a combination of client-centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapy. Ultimately, my goal is to help you get where you want to be, and I will tailor my approach to help you achieve your goals.
I have been a Christian since the age of 13 when I found God at a summer camp. I attend a Protestant (First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ) church but also have knowledge about other types of faith practices including Catholicism and other Protestant faiths. I will not push my faith on you but will instead help you determine how and where you want to grow in your own faith, how to utilize your faith to help your mental health, and troubleshooting faith-related issues. I also have a good knowledge about the Bible and Christian music after many years of study and practice.
Taking the first step towards improving your mental health is very brave, and I applaud you for trying it out! I am looking forward to working with you as you travel on this path towards improving your life!
I have daytime, evening, and weekend appointments available on a regular basis.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #001242 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
I hope you are feeling better. Happy New Year!