To those struggling to integrate their faith in difficult situations such as hopelessness, trauma, infidelity and betrayal, working through forgiveness, anger, addiction, anxiety and depression: As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, it is my desire to understand the challenges that individuals and families are facing and helping them to find solutions by focusing on the strengths of each person as well as learning to identify their feelings and increase the ability to communicate with one another.
I utilize many forms of therapy to help fit my client’s needs such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Approaches and EMDR. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is a therapy designed to heal traumatic and stressful life experiences by decreasing the distressing emotions connected to those experiences.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregon and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Counseling from New Hope Christian College. Before joining the team at New Life, I have had experience working with youth on probation, youth under the care of DHS, marriage and family therapy, eating disorders, homeless families, and working in various ministry positions. My husband and I currently serve as venue pastors at our church and I have a special place in my heart for those in active ministry needing a safe place to seek help and healing.
You do not have to be alone in your struggle and together, without the presence of shame or guilt, we can work towards healing.