We currently have 2 counselors in Oak Harbor
Deciding to seek out a counselor can be difficult. Admitting you have an issue you can’t conquer on your own can be unbelievably humbling. We were not made to live in isolation, to figure everything out, or to get through all of life’s challenges alone. As one who has encountered storms in life, I can tell you that no matter how strong the wind and the waves may be, you can weather and overcome them through Jesus Christ. Combining my biblical and mental health training with my 23 years of experience in the field, I would be honored to come alongside you to help you find healing and restoration.
Many of us view ourselves as “less than” what we really are as children of God. As we meet together, I will endeavor to hold the flashlight so to speak, in order to illuminate your path so you can find healing, confidence, and a strong sense of self – ultimately enabling you to create a life worth living. With empathy, adaptability, and humility, I will listen to your story, help you find and identify the root causes of whatever issues you’re facing, and offer practical tools to help you overcome your personal difficulties and challenges.
We were created for life-giving relationships with God, one another, and ourselves. Fear, hurt, and even cultural pressure often cloud our perception and we can become forgetful of the truth of who God is, who we are, and where we’re going. But the Lord offers us a tremendous exchange policy. He gives us strength when we come to Him in weakness. He gives us the grace to rise above tremendous difficulty when we give Him our trust with even the smallest seed of faith and hope. As your counselor, I will point the way and walk alongside you as a reminder that God promises to never leave us or abandon us. Together we will rely on the Holy Spirit and proven therapeutic techniques to find the hope, healing, and restoration you desire.
Whether you’re looking for counseling for children, teens, adult individuals, couples, or groups, I would be honored to meet with you as you seek God’s plan for your life. With authenticity and humility, I offer a safe space for you to share your experience. I will patiently walk alongside you to find solutions for the issues you face, help you achieve realistic goals, and show you the depth of Christ’s love for you. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, relationship issues, or other concerns, it would be my privilege to work with you.
With over 20 years of counseling experience as well as working through my own personal struggles, I have a great deal of empathy and knowledge about personal suffering. My hope for you is that through our sessions together, you will find relief from the pain you’re experiencing and reach the goals you’ve set for yourself. As human beings in a broken world, we are guaranteed to endure suffering in some form or another – but we do not need to suffer alone or indefinitely. Through God’s Word and a biblical perspective, we can work together to find answers, understanding, healing, and hope in Christ.
I desire to create an environment where you can feel safe, seen, and valued for who you are as an individual made in the image of God. I view our time together as a chance to learn, play, risk, heal, and come away impacted by one another. I employ humor and playfulness in sessions when it is appropriate, but also feel very comfortable with intense feelings of anger and grief. I am not overwhelmed easily by big feelings, so I will invite you to bring those in with you to our sessions instead of leaving them at the proverbial door.
One of my greatest joys is to connect with people on a relational level. My multicultural background and experience enable me to relate well to numerous types of individuals. I enjoy integrating God’s Word into every aspect of life and believe that even the most dire circumstances can be transformed for good with the help of the Holy Spirit. One of my passions is to coach individuals toward reaching their personal and professional ambitions. I would love to meet with you to discuss how we can work together to achieve your aspirations.
People are my calling. My job is to help people like you heal their lives, relationships, and families. With over two decades of experience helping tens of thousands of individuals, couples, and families, I offer empathy, a listening ear, and a healthy dose of wisdom. I am straightforward and often use humor in my practice. I believe it’s so important to be relaxed in this work. I work quickly and don’t waste time getting down to the business of healing people of all ages, backgrounds, genders, relationships, and cultures.