We currently have 4 counselors in Newport Beach
My life was completely altered by my tour as a combat veteran in Iraq. I came to find meaning in that experience. I also came to see that I have learned skills that I wanted to share with others. Please watch my testimony: I start speaking at 9 minutes and 40 secs lifestyle.org/shows/serve-protect/ As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with almost a decade of experience, I offer counseling for individuals and couples facing a wide variety of issues and conditions. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or other concerns, I would be honored to work with you to set and reach attainable treatment goals. With kindness and humility, I will welcome you into each session and follow your lead to determine which direction to take for therapy. I am trained in a variety of proven therapeutic methods to best meet your needs and help you see the results you desire, with God’s help.
As a Licensed Psychologist with over twelve years of experience in mental health, I strive to provide an easily understandable approach to difficult and complex therapeutic issues. As your Psychologist, I will translate complicated concepts related to mental health concerns into basic and simplistic strategies aimed to achieve the results you desire based on your individual needs. Since mental health concerns are felt in multiple ways, I do not rely on a one-size-fits-all approach. It is my goal to help you heal and gain a sense of renewed joy. Regardless of your specific reason for seeking Christian counseling, my desire is to support you as you press toward the upward call: “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).
As your faith-based therapist, I will provide a safe space for you to freely explore the thoughts, feelings, and circumstances that have led you to seek support. I have over 20 years of experience helping teens, adult individuals, and couples regain their inner strength, improve their relationships, let go of negative thoughts, and become high-level communicators. I offer professional counseling for a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, women’s issues, OCD, bipolar disorder, and more. Together we will work to establish lasting coping skills and map out the best way for you to move forward.
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families grow into who they would like to be by supporting transformation and healing emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. My hope is for you to recover from the lies or misbeliefs that have been keeping you from living a life of freedom – freedom to be the person God has created you to be, and freedom from any anxiety, depression, or isolation you may be experiencing. With compassion, empathy, and reliance on the Holy Spirit, I will help you discover the freedom, joy, and peace found in Christ.
With God’s help, we will work together to better understand and resolve the current challenges in your life to give you hope for a more fulfilling and meaningful future in Christ. Some common concerns that my clients share include dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, emotional eating, weight concerns, chronic illness, and more. Whether you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to partnering with you to achieve your goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over ten years of experience working with children, teens, and adults, including significant experience working with rare and unheard of situations. No matter what your situation or circumstance, I believe all things are possible with Jesus Christ. I am an outgoing person who is easy to talk to, and I do my best to make the counseling process as smooth and understandable as possible. I will go at your pace as we rely on the Holy Spirit to guide each session. With God’s grace and mercy you will find solutions and the healing you desire with out-of-the-box ideas.
I’ve been in your shoes in the past, seeking to find help from a Christian counselor – yet all I found were people who relied on their label as a Christian and their knowledge of science to counsel. This led me to strive to be more, with God’s help. Through my professional training, I sought to find out how the Bible informs our mental health and psychological well-being so I could give my clients a solid foundation of truth to use against any of their mental health and relational challenges. I bring this knowledge into each session, allowing His truths to provide real, lasting healing.
With God, all things are possible! Learning to choose faith over fear in all parts of life changes everything, so let’s find the fear that has been holding you back and work together to find your breakthrough. Please note: Coaching is not the same as mental health counseling. I am not a health care provider or licensed counselor, but I am a Certified Mental Health Coach and Health & Wellness Coach. My desire as your coach is to be present, hold space, listen to you, and help you feel seen and heard. I will partner with you to help you find your growth plan and stay accountable and consistent as you determine the reasons why you’re pursuing coaching.