Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Virginia and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I hold a Graduated Certificate from Liberty University in Pastoral Counseling. I am a Christian, who has been called by God to the counseling profession as my vocation and pastoral counseling as part of my part of my Christian ministry.
My counseling experience includes working with individuals who have experienced a variety of reasons for seeking help to include but not limited to trauma, grief/loss, substance abuse, self-worth/self-esteem issues, stress management, relationship challenges, symptom management, spiritual conflicts, effective/assertive communication, depression and anxiety. Additionally, I have facilitated support and counseling groups for the geriatric population and their adult caregivers.
As a Christian counselor, I acknowledge God as the change agent using me, the counselor, as the vessel. If working within your Christian faith while holding true to biblical principles is important to your treatment, I can help by integrating evidenced based clinical mental health interventions that pass the "biblical test. " By offering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused-Brief Therapy (SFBT), I am able to walk side by side with Christians within a mutual faith-based approach to healing and wellness while adhering to biblical principles. Walking side by side means inviting an Holy Spirit filled environment for you to speak freely while I listen, ask questions, provide feedback and challenge thoughts that may reveal "stuck points", thereby empowering you to make positive change while meeting your treatment goals. I look forward to walking with you soon!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
LPC #0701007912 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Very thoughtful, caring and encouraging.
Toy has been absolutely amazing. She listens to me, makes me feel heard, and I don't feel as though she's looking down on me or thinks anything's my fault (even if sometimes it is)! Love her!
She presents things form all different perspectives and I appreciate this. She understands my situation and respects my feelings, thoughts and concerns.
She’s been supporting me since November 2019, always challenging me to grow as a child of God, helping me to be at peace with things and knowing God’s got this. Tho I still fail (cuz I be human), I know He’ll prevail. I may not be a fan, but I gotta go with His plan. Things will work out better in the end and my heart He shall mend. If I but let my heart be still and quietly and humbly do His will. Heed His Word as I focus on the beam in my own eye. If I but reorder my longing gaze and up to Him my eyes now raise, through Him I can make changes in my life to make me a better person, mom, and wife.
It is somewhat early in my counseling but, I have so much appreciated Toy getting back to me and she truly seems to understand and she asked me a question that was thought provoking about something I struggle with-gave me a new way of looking at my situation. Thank you, Toy! Looking forward to continuing counseling.
Toy has been absolutely wonderful and helpful for me in my journey through self improvement, thought process change, and the ability to move through my losses. She is a fantastic listener and is so good at showing me how to apply healthy cognitive processes and thought patterns instead of my own unhealthy and sometimes negative thought patterns. She has given me great exercises and worksheets to help me change my unhealthy thought patterns and instead be able to work through what I am thinking and feeling and challenge that against the truth. I'm very thankful that I have worked with Toy and I will definitely plan to reach out to her in the future if and when I need some tune ups! Thank you!!
Toy is amazing! She listens to me and hears me! She gets me! ❤️
She is extremely knowledgeable and I trust her insight.
Wonderful listener with incredible advice and insight. I appreciate the faith based infusion style of counseling that covers all areas of life.
Toy has helped lead and direct me to become more assertive using Biblical principles. She is an awesome listener and I would recommend her without hesitation to others struggling with issues similar to mine.
Toy is an awesome counselor! She listens and genuine cares for you. She gives practical exercises that help you work through any issues or struggles.
Toy is great! When I had a break down she talked to me for 1.5 hours. I SINCERELY appreciate her. She is thoughtful, generous and insightful. Highly recommend!
I have been a client of Toy’s for the past 3 months. This is my first experience with counseling besides with my Pastor. I feel that Toy is very compassionate and empathetic. She listens well and always points me back to Jesus. She had shared lots of different way to coupe with the different things I am finding challenging these days. She has given me lots of information to investigate on my own. Toy has been a delight to work with and I would highly recommend her.
It's really great to have someone to share concerns with right away through messages instead of waiting till an appt when something else may have come up and forget the other thing. Messaging online like this is a hugh convenience for me and my hectic schedule. Toy responds quickly most of the time and feel open to share with her.
Toy has helped me navigate a crisis in my life. We communicate via text as it is the easiest, quickest and most flexible form of communication.
Toy has given me sound Godly advise and worksheets to help me work through struggles.
I am very thankful.
Toy has been excellent. She does a great job balancing care and concern with speaking the truth and shooting you straight. Working with her has been very helpful as I work through some challenges in my life.
Toy was phenomenal
Extremely helpful and personable. Understanding and helps get your mind on track and in a positive state.