Licensed Professional Counselor | MDiv., CFBPPC
I am a Certified Fee-Based Pastoral Counselor who counts it a privilege to join with you in your emotional/spiritual burdens to find healing. As a Pastoral Counselor I have both theological and psychological resources to draw from as appropriate to your needs. Apart from my seminary training I have completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education as a Chaplain Resident at Carolinas Healthcare System (Atrium) – Main Campus. This ultimately led to me receiving board certification as a chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains.
I have also completed the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program through the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis where I earned certification as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. Whatever approach is most relevant to your needs I am informed by the idea that we are all seeking a meaning-filled life. This led me to complete coursework through the Institute of Logotherapy where I obtained the Academic Associate Credential.
Currently I am pursuing certification as a sex addiction therapist. Having already received significant training in sex addiction therapy I am a Certified Sex Addiction- Candidate through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).
My background includes working in the hospital and hospice setting where I have served as a chaplain and grief counselor for several years as well as my current work in private practice. The diversity in these settings has afforded me the opportunity to help people struggling with grief/loss, life transitions, spiritual issues, relational issues, anxiety, and depression.
I am intent on creating a comfortable space where we can work together so that you may experience relief from pain, greater self-understanding, autonomy, improved relationships, resiliency, and a life filled with meaning. I look forward to working with you in your pursuit of restoration and purposeful living.