I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been facilitating change for those who are greatly impacted by mental health issues, addictive diseases, and developmental disabilities for 6 years. I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University. I have experience working with diverse populations in private practice, community health care, outpatient, and hospital settings. I specialize in marriage and family therapy, couples therapy, and maternal mental health. I provide Christian Counseling for those seeking faith-based therapy. I also enjoy working with individuals on achieving their personal and professional goals in therapy.
The therapeutic interventions I use are inspired by Family Systems Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. I also incorporate Biblical scriptures in my sessions to empower my clients with the Word of God. With a person-centered approach, I facilitate change with my clients in a non-pathologizing and curious way, so that they feel safe to tell their stories. "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalms 46:1
I like to consider myself a navigator in my clients' therapeutic process. With a combination of guidance from the Word of God, life experiences, and therapeutic skills, I provide services that are tailored the meet the needs of each individual client. I truly have a passion and commitment to successfully assisting my clients in having a better quality of life, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Areas of expertise include:
Marriage and Family Therapy
Maternal Mental Health
Teen and Young Adult Related Issues
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LMFT #MFT001510 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
Shontel & I are on exactly the same wavelength. Her patient understanding & support is phenomenal!