The Holy Spirit is the best counselor I know. I go to Him regularly for my own counseling needs and invite Him to be part of every counseling session with my clients. Thankfully, in a Christian counseling setting, you and I can seek His wisdom and counsel together and trust that He will meet us where we are (Matthew 18:20). Since 2010, I have relied on God’s wisdom and my professional training and experience to provide client-centered, evidence-based counseling in both my office and in the community. I hope to assist you in finding the answers you need from the Lord as He empowers you to meet the challenges you face.
My Goal as a Christian Counselor
My primary goal as a counselor is for you to feel seen, understood, and accepted unconditionally. Second to that, I hope to help you explore your triggers and gain a better understanding of how your adverse life experiences may have contributed to those triggers. Finally, my goal is to teach you some practical skills and calming strategies to help you cope with painful feelings and unwanted behaviors while working together to explore and help heal some of the deeper life wounds that have contributed to those feelings and behaviors.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
I will spend our first session just listening and getting to know you, and sharing appropriate information about my own relevant interests and life experiences so that we can get a good feel for whether I’m a good fit for you or not. During this first session, we would likely discuss what you would like to get out of counseling, then I will make some suggestions as to what I might be able to offer to help you meet those goals. From there, we’ll develop a treatment plan, and we’ll work with various counseling methods that you and I feel would be most helpful.
My Approach to Christian Counseling
I believe the Holy Spirit is the best counselor available to anyone, regardless of their beliefs. I rely on Him to guide me in counseling in every setting, regardless of whether my client is a Christian or not. The difference is that, in a Christian setting, I am able to pray with clients and openly ask for His help, as well as being bolder in suggesting Bible study and other spiritual resources to help provide the client with comfort and guidance.