As a believer in mercy, grace, and redemption, I have a heartfelt desire to help others heal. Most difficulties presented in therapy are rooted in an experience of separation (or alienation) from our Creator, ourselves, or others. As your therapist, I will listen intently to what you say (as well as to what you do not express) in session to help determine where you may be and the type of treatment that will best meet your needs. Together we will examine the ways in which you may be knowingly or unknowingly, intentionally or unintentionally, harming yourself or others.
I will encourage you to identify areas of self-neglect or self-betrayal as first steps in the process of healing and experiencing renewed wholeness. We will also identify and remedy any mistreatment you may be experiencing in your personal interactions. Through our sessions, you can expect to emerge with a greater sense of self awareness, more freedom to be authentic, an ability to say a clear and firm “no” as needed, as well as a joyful “yes” when it is your genuine desire.
My Goal as a Christian Counselor
An essential goal in therapy involves creating a safe, supportive, nurturing, interactive environment in which self-discovery and healing may begin to occur. It is my desire for each client to be engaged in a process of meaningful restoration and rediscovery of joy. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will seek to identify the root cause of each concern. This can be accomplished through briefly assessing each area of life (physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and psychological). From there, we will shift our focus to creating a rock solid foundation beneath you, upon which meaningful change and resolution can be built and maintained.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
As a faith-based psychologist, I strive to bring a healthy amount of empathy, humility, understanding, and a sense of safety into the therapy room. I will listen intently as you seek to share the pain or discomfort you are experiencing. We will explore any related issues, then I’ll offer what I suspect may be the root of the problem. Once the root of the issue is agreed upon, we will begin working together to effectively and efficiently seek resolution.
My Approach to Christian Counseling
In a Christian practice of psychotherapy, the client is choosing to include their experience of faith in the therapy process. This is great, because spiritual alienation is an often unacknowledged aspect of human suffering. I am a strong believer in the healing power of grace, mercy, forgiveness, and redemption.
As a Christian Psychologist, I seek to embody and express the spiritual attributes of peace, hope, and love with each person I encounter. Reflecting back to and reminding each individual of their God-given, inherent sense of dignity is essential to the way I practice psychotherapy. We are all fallible and sometimes even fragile as human beings. I tend to work from a place of grace and humility, along with an awareness of my own challenges and shortcomings.
My style of practicing psychotherapy also includes providing plenty of guidance in the form of personalized information, relevant educational materials, and corrective suggestions, as needed.