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 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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #74008 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
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