It is my great privilege to chart a path of discovery with my clients as we seek healing and growth together. I take cues from my clients, patiently and graciously encouraging them to take the time they need to work through painful situations. With compassion and companionship, I welcome any concerns or issues people may bring. I let my clients determine the topic of conversation and the depth of introspection, depending on their level of comfort on that day. Together, over time and with God’s help, we journey toward emotional well-being.
My Goal as a Christian Counselor
My goal as a counselor is to help each client move toward growth and healing. I strive to create a welcoming atmosphere in which people can bring whatever they need to bring. This will be different for each person, but my clients can expect a safe, judgement-free environment where we can journey side by side as we move together toward solutions. Ultimately, I want to help people write a better story for themselves.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
I believe each person is an amazing, unique reflection of the image of God. Just by turning oxygen into carbon dioxide, you are astonishing and glorious, no matter what you have done, not done, or experienced. If we can start to grasp this even a little, it begins to change us. I am sensitive to each client’s needs, with the hope of creating a safe environment where all emotions are welcome, even the most uncomfortable ones.
My Approach to Christian Counseling
With kindness, compassion, and curiosity, I seek to be open and sensitive to whatever my client brings to our time together. In session, the client drives the bus, while I draw their attention to points of interest — then we can explore them or not, depending upon the client’s comfort level. Over time, my long-term goal is for clients to feel safe enough to visit the difficult, emotional places that keep them from thriving, and to help them break down defences to find freedom and peace.
Areas of Expertise / Specialties
- Marriage and Family
- Emotional Trauma Phase of Life
- Suicidal Ideation
- Life Coaching
On a Personal Note
God has led me down personal paths of anxiety, depression, emotional abuse, grief, and marital conflict in the past. Over time and by His grace, He has brought me through those difficult times into a new light. As a counselor, I now have the opportunity to “pay it forward” by walking alongside those who are still in dark seasons of their lives and pointing toward the light at the end of the tunnel – namely, Jesus Christ, the light of the world.