I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, specializing in the treatment of children, teens and young adults. Our young people today are experiencing unbelievable pressures that can result in changes in mood, behavior and relationships. Sometimes in the journey of raising healthy kids, it helps to know that you aren’t alone when feeling overwhelmed and that professional help is available that will support your values and faith when problems arise.
My counseling approach is from the perspective of the whole child which includes the biological, social, developmental, and spiritual aspects. I seek to understand the issues and then to teach strategies and tools that are evidence based and biblically sound. I can provide a safe and comfortable space in which to process thoughts, feelings and experiences along with learning about self and others. When appropriate, I enjoy utilizing many creative modalities involving play, art, and my certified therapy dog to help clients engage in counseling sessions and to experience healthy outlets for managing stress. Collaboration with parents and primary caregivers is an essential part of the therapy process for minors. They are kept informed of the skills and strategies for enhancing relationships, changing behaviors and regulating emotions.
My personal experience as a wife of 25+ years, mother, and follower of Christ has given me first-hand experience at coping with multiple relocations, living overseas, and other life transitions. I have learned that life is forever changing, but the foundations that build healthy families remain constant. Helping you and your child build a healthy family and thrive in this crazy life, is something I consider a great joy and privilege to be able to do with you.