Licensed Professional Counselor | MA, LPC
Are you, or is someone you love, under a lot of stress–struggling with painful feelings, mixed-up thoughts or actions you don’t like? I can help! My special training is a key to helping you with stress, trauma, anxiety and depression, because I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which speeds up recovery. Here is how therapy with me works: I focus on grasping what your own special needs and goals are. Then together, you and I set priorities that are important to you. I will make suggestions based upon my knowledge of what helps people, with an emphasis on solutions. As we go along, together you and I will measure and celebrate your progress. While we are healing what hurts, we will also go on a treasure hunt to discover and make the most of your gifts and talents. I offer a place to feel safe, to heal, and to grow.
“We treat; Jesus heals.” This motto, borrowed from Tenwik Mission Hospital, Kenya, summarizes my approach to every method or technique I use. I am an expert in stress management and in helping people grow healthy boundaries. I use creative approaches like Psychodrama, Play Therapy, Sand Play, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Healing Prayer, and EMDR. Because I am a Christian RN, I deal with the interconnections between body, mind, and spirit, offering confidence about God’s grace and power to heal. I work well with people who have health challenges, and with other medical professionals.
Dare to Discipline by Dr. Dobson
Love Must Be Tough, by Dr. Dobson
All the Boundaries books by Cloud and Townsend, especially Boundaries with Kids
Dance of Anger, and others in this series by Harriett Lerner
Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs
Created for Connection by Sue Johnson and Kenneth Sanderfer
Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Parenting with Love and Logic by Cline and Fay