My mission is to cultivate life discovery, through unconditional belonging, towards restoration, wholeness and life. Through personal battles with mental health and the shame and stigma around it, I found that, in the words of Dr. Tim McNeil, “nothing is more meaningful to me than to be present with individuals where life matters most.”
After 18 years working directly with adolescents, I realized that work with whole families can help to form whole children. I work with individual clients of all ages, couples, and families. I utilize narrative practices in counseling, recognizing that people are not the problem, the problem is the problem. You are the expert of your story and I am there to help you recognize the strengths and resources you have to get through any problems. I am also a member of clergy in the United Methodist Church, working for increased access to mental healthcare for faith communities. However, I do not use religion in counseling unless you request it. I am certified in Prepare Enrich, a couples/marriage counseling curriculum and have extensive training in Narrative Therapy. I am currently a state registered mental health counseling intern. Counselors are required to do 2 years of supervision prior to full licensure.
Contact me if you would like to schedule a session or find out more.