Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist
in three states.
OFFERING TREATMENT FOR
"My passion is to help people in need as effectively as possible. That desire has grown from my own struggle with emotional pain, both anxiety and depression, and the life events that have left me in periods of intense despair. These are the moments that have most shaped my values and my faith. Most of us in the field have a story and mine is one that compels me to be an encourager of others in the midst of emotional, relational and psychological pain. Through three decades of study in Psychology and Theology, I have come to a deep appreciation of both traditions and disciplines. In the philosophical tradition of Thomas Aquinas, I see no need to divorce faith from reason. Of greater concern to me than the particular symptoms and pathologies an individual, couple or family might present with, is the very nature of who they are as ones created by a grace-giving God.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Marriage counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
I engage my clients with compassionate respect, applying three decades of experience, solid research-based approaches and individualized care to help resolve problems, navigate crises and rediscover hope.
My clinical practice over the past 33 years has focused heavily on the study and treatment of Mood Disorders, including Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and Anxiety-Related Disorders. Utilizing Object Relations Theory in conjunction with Internal Family Systems Theory, I draw upon both the intrinsic and interpersonal models in my effort to assist clients in achieving a high level of self-awareness and self-leadership, all the while integrating their faith tradition in the most empowering way possible. I hold passionately to the maxim of Michelangelo - “Still, I am learning.” And I find that it is my clients who teach me the most about life, pain, and healing. Therapy is a collaborative endeavor between the client, God, and me...and each one is vital for the desired outcome."