I was born and raised in the church but my parents never really took the doctrine associated with our religion seriously. As a result, I lived my life and grew up believing in a god without restrictions. In college and grad school (both parochial schools), I started to put what I remembered growing up into practice. Although I'd been baptized at age 8 like most folks who were born and raised in church, I didn't "know" god. As I became more familiar with him in college, grad school and after I got married, it was not until I divorced that I truly believed I did something that god did not like. This began my relationship with the god I serve today who loving and forgiving, open to my thoughts and desires and big enough for my confusion and questioning of him.
I am a strong believer that exercising faith may change your belief and perspective of God and influence your interactions with yourself and your fellow man. All of our beliefs are important and exist as a way to reach happiness, no matter what higher power you believe in. Over the course of my life, I have experienced the fear of questioning my faith and know of its unsettling power. Whether your experience is similar to mine or totally different from my experience, let's talk about it together. We may not reach a conclusion but as we work together I will demonstrate respect and help you determine whether remaining in therapy to find answers works for you, or if finding answers in another way works for you. Whatever path you choose, I will respect your growth and beliefs during the process.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW-C #12764 (Expires: 2021-10-31)
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