We are not made to walk through difficult challenges alone. I believe that therapy is a courageous journey toward self-awareness and self-discovery. I strive to provide a safe and peaceful space centered in Christ in which clients can learn new coping skills to enable them to move toward value and balance in their lives. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), I am passionate about discovering our internal value and finding peace in uncomfortable emotions. I look forward to walking alongside you on your journey to increased spiritual empowerment, authenticity, and growth.
Qualifications & Experience
I earned my Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) at Lewis Clark State College and my Master of Social Work (MSW) at Boise State University. I also have certifications in different modalities including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), ACT coursework, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
My Call to Christian Counseling
I became a therapist because I believe in the power of change and hope. God did not promise that we would never struggle and sometimes we need people in our lives to partner with along the journey to alignment and peace. I wanted to connect to people on a different level and understand their stories to assist them when they are in the storms of our earthly lives. I have always felt called to serve, and counseling is a way to serve others to reduce suffering for His kingdom.
More About Me/On a Personal Note
I enjoy time with our grandchildren (doing arts and crafts, playing outside, watching them learn, and cooking with them). My husband and I enjoy time with our horses, gardening, and being outdoors and in nature (especially the water). I have a passion for herbal medicine and enjoy learning all the glorious plants God has created for our benefit.
Services and Specialities
Areas of Expertise/Specialties
- Abandonment and Neglect
- Aging and Geriatric Issues
- Anger Management
- Bipolar Disorder
- Counseling for Teens
- Couples Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Grief and Loss
- Individual Counseling
- Infidelity and Affairs
- Marriage Counseling
- Men’s Issues
- Online Counseling
- Personal Development
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Premarital Counseling
- Professional Development
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Spiritual Development
- Weight Loss
- Women’s Issues
In our busy and demanding world, anxiety has become both a conscious and unconscious process for many people. Anxiety can consume our lives to the point where we become overwhelmed, stuck, or even panicked. This avalanche of emotion continues to chip away hope and peace until we feel lost, afraid, and lonely in our struggles. When we experience the power of healing and learn to live without fear, our lives can become more balanced and centered. Through our sessions together, we can explore tools and gain the knowledge needed to manage your anxiety symptoms and move into the life you value. I am here to partner with you as you grow and learn how to reach a place of peace.
Grief and Loss
I believe that grief and loss are unavoidable significant challenges we face throughout our lifetime on earth. I strive to provide a compassionate space for you to explore the stages of grief. Whether the loss is from a death, an unexpected transition, a betrayal, or another form of loss, I will provide you with compassion and space while you travel your healing journey. I believe grief is a sacred process and individual to each person that requires patience, compassion, and support with the goal of acceptance and peace.
Sadly, we live in a broken, confusing world that is filled with trauma of all kinds. Our bodies are beautifully designed to react to danger, whether that be physical, emotional, psychological, or relational. However, we sometimes stay in this heightened state of awareness and have a difficult time passing through to healing. We may begin to feel or notice patterns in our thinking that present confusion or uncertainty when in reality we are no longer in a dangerous situation, yet our thoughts continue to dictate our story. I will partner with you to explore what occurred and work together to implement strategies for you to gain empowerment and healing.
Marriage is the greatest commitment two individuals can make. Marriage is a true partnership that takes the commitment and sacrifice of two people meeting together as a unit. This means we are no longer thinking about just ourselves, but the unit as a whole. It means putting our egos aside in order to grow together and maintain value in one another. Together, we can navigate what marriage is, what relational values you share, and create a stronger foundation to manage difficult seasons and maintain strength through challenges.
I work with clients to increase self-awareness, encourage personal growth, and define your life from a holistic approach. When you know what matters to you, we can partner to create pathways to be who you want to be. My goal as a Christian counselor is to empower you to overcome obstacles that you may face and equip you with tools and awareness to better navigate future challenges. By working together to understand who you are and what you want to be, we can begin to discern God’s purposes for your life.
Payment and Forms
- Spokane Valley – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday