In my over 20 years of psychiatric practice, I have been allowed to see God restore hope, interest, energy and spiritual, emotional and physical balance in the lives of many clients.
I am a licensed, Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist with an M.S. in Adult Psychiatric Nursing and two years of post-graduate training in Structural-Strategic Family Therapy. My practice has focused on treating adults suffering from depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, as well as adults and families experiencing a wide variety of difficult trials and life circumstances. By integrating the wisdom and guidance found in Scripture with scientifically sound medical and psychological practice, along with a whole-person approach, barriers to freedom can be broken down. It would be a privilege to travel that road toward freedom from pain with you!
Life. Freedom. Wholeness. These were words that kept ringing in my soul because I was hungry to experience them in my life. I thought the way to experience them was to know and do all the “right” things. With this as my goal and intention, I fully expected to experience God’s love and acceptance in greater abundance; to sense aliveness in my relationship with God. Instead, what I felt was shame and condemnation since I never could get it “right” or know enough about God to truly experience Him personally. I also found that I was weary. This weariness of soul turned out to be a gift because it led me to ask important questions like this one, “Is there more to God and this life of faith than what I am currently experiencing?” Diving into this question launched an ongoing journey, a process of developing a deeper relational life-with-God, self, and others than I ever thought was possible. I embarked on this deeper journey toward God through the process of spiritual formation and the ministry of spiritual direction. What I discovered along the way is that there is more to life-with-God, there is real transformation available, there is freedom, and wholeness to experience in all our relationships. I found healing in my own identity and in my image of who God is and how he calls me to be in relationship with Him. I also discovered my passion and call to help others begin or renew this spiritually transformative journey in their own life. With a master’s degree in Spiritual Formation and Leadership and as a certified Spiritual Director with Enneagram training, I am prepared to walk with you as you take the next step on your journey toward transformation in Christ so that you can experience more life, freedom, and wholeness. I am delighted to share my life with my husband of over 20 years and two teenage boys. I love connecting with God and others through His Word, creation, life stories, worship and a good cup a coffee. The journey of transformation is life-long and we all need others to walk with us. If you, your small group, or church staff desire to experience more life, freedom, and wholeness, I invite you to check out the services I offer and give me a call. I’d love to walk with you awhile! I can be reached at 765-412-7736 or through my website at www.cedartreeministries.org .