Clients generally come in to counseling with a particular issue that is causing them to feel overwhelmed in one way or another. One of my roles as your counselor is to assist you in identifying the root cause of your struggle, what you would like to change, and potential strategies for coping or overcoming. It would be my deep joy and honor to sit with you as you seek to navigate all that it means to be human, to be with you in your stories of deepest pain, and to imagine, together, how life could be different.
My Goal as a Christian Counselor
I believe that long-lasting healing often requires more than a surface-level approach; it requires a deeper dive into the complexities of one’s story. My overarching goal for you is that you will develop a greater awareness of how you have been shaped and impacted by past relationships and experiences of harm, in order that you may move forward in a more life-giving relationship with God, with yourself, and with others.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
My first priority is to provide you with a safe, judgment-free environment where you feel welcome and can come as you are. I aim to build an authentic and trusting relationship with my clients so they feel comfortable to bring even the messiest parts of themselves. Generally, I take a client-led approach, but will provide structure and focus to the session when helpful and appropriate.
My Approach to Christian Counseling
A Christian approach to counseling provides care for one’s spiritual health, in addition to mental and emotional health. It invites God to join our work together, and it allows for exploration of spiritual lies we have come to believe, and of how these might be connected to our pain and struggle. It allows for a rediscovery of who God is, who you are to God, and what it means for you to live into the fullness of who God created you to be. With that said, everyone is welcome in my office, regardless of where they are on their faith journey. I wholeheartedly welcome those who have doubts or questions about God, perhaps anger or disbelief, and those who have experienced spiritual harm. I invite you to come as you are.