Foundationally, emotional healing is God’s work. He uses me as a vessel to offer that healing, insight, and utilizing His truth for getting through some of our toughest times. The Holy Spirit is The Counselor sent to guide, therefore as a counselor I rely on the Spirit to guide and move us forward in a direction of healing.
There is not a person alive that could not benefit from counseling. My philosophy of counseling is simple – all of us suffer at times from emotional upheavals and we need to turn to someone to listen to us, someone who will enter our journey with us. For most, it is a season in life, not forever. To me, counselors are sojourners. A person who walks along side someone on their journey temporarily.
Education and Credentials
LPCC-S: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, State of Ohio (E 0500681 SUPV) with Supervision credentials LICDC-CS: Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor - Clinical Supervisor, State of Ohio ( 081270) NCC: National Certified Counselor M.A.C.P.C.: Master of Arts in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, Ashland Theological Seminary B.A.: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Asbury College
Areas of Specializations Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders Marriage and Couples Counseling Adolescent / Pre-teen Counseling Family Counseling Child / Play Therapy Alcohol and Other Drug Dependency Addictions (sex, gaming, pornography, gambling etc) Juveniles in Criminal Justice System
Utilizing approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused, Family Systems, Formational Prayer, Claytherapy, Play therapy, Gestalt and Client-Centered Therapy.
I am a member of American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).