I am a former special education teacher, a retired homeschooler, mother of two teen sons, and a wife of 23 years. My goal as a counselor is to connect with clients where they are today and help them pursue their goals for wholeness and wellness. My approach emphasizes the interaction among thoughts, feelings, and actions as well as the connection of mind, body, and spirit. My experience as an educator and homeschooler has equipped and inspired me to work with children, adolescents, and their families who are facing a variety of life’s challenges. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, a National Certified Counselor, a member of the American Counselor Association and the American Association for Christian Counselors.
Each of us has a story. So often, that story is one filled with pain and brokenness. It is my passion to come alongside those who are hurting, journeying with them towards healing. Since earning my degree in counseling ministry in 2001, I have had the privilege of going on this journey with people in various life stages, struggling with a various life issues. I seek to minister to the hurt and broken with compassion and integrity, honoring the story they share along the way. In my work with clients, I draw from a range of interventions, all the while valuing the collaborative relationship so necessary for healing and growth.
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I have worked with victims of trauma, specifically sexual violence, for several years. I have experience working alongside college students, as well as adolescents and adults. I am passionate about helping others navigate through the trauma healing process by providing a trauma-focused therapy approach. I believe healing is possible, and at times people need assistance as they are in the healing journey. I am here to support and guide an individual throughout their journey.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have worked in the mental health and addictions field for over six years. I attended Grace College and Theological Seminary where I received my Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have worked with families, married couples, college students, as well as individuals suffering from mental illness and addiction. I love helping people seek spiritual, emotional, and relational wholeness using the psychological techniques that God created and outlined in Scripture. I am also a husband to my loving wife and father to my four amazing children.