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: 2020-06-30)
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 has been with me through my ups and downs. She has been kind and considerate with her guidance. Her spiritual guidance has been spot on.
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 don’t have words to describe her! She’s been a boon to me and helped me learn how to live like and follow Christ! I have more confidence now than I did before and am learning tools I never knew I was allowed to use!
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.