- Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - CANDIDATE
Internship – Regent University
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology | Minor in Family Issues
James Madison University
I am a third year counseling student at Regent University with a passion for helping people live their best life! I have been married for 15 years and have three children. I have been home with my children for seven years and returned to school when my youngest entered kindergarten. While staying home was not a resume-builder, it does come with a wealth of life experience and wisdom that I bring into counseling. Prior to being a stay at home mom, I worked for six years as a counselor in a residential group home with emotionally disturbed teenagers, and also have experience in juvenile detention and domestic violence treatment programs.
I am interested in working with adults and teenagers, individuals and couples with a variety of personal and relational issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, overcoming anger, and marital and couples counseling. I use an integrative approach borrowing from theories of existential, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral therapies incorporated with a Christian spiritual perspective.
I believe counseling to be a partnership between client and counselor. We will work together to uncover the source of current issues and develop a plan for growth. Counseling helps us to discover the limits we have placed on ourselves through our beliefs about ourselves, God, and others, our unhealthy thought patterns, wounds from relationships and past experiences, and the choices we have made. Releasing these limits will be a primary goal of counseling so that healing and growth can begin. I believe God has good plans for each of our lives and when we begin to uncover and partner with these plans, we learn to walk in freedom and wholeness and discover our true identity in Christ!
I will honor and respect you, encourage and challenge you, and hold you accountable to working toward your goals. This will be done with compassion, truth, scripture, and prayer. Counseling rarely provides a quick fix and will require you to be honest with yourself and with me. It may not be easy, but it will be so worth it! I believe in your ability to be successful and live the abundant life God always intended for you to have!
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please call 571-215-7278 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note this email is for scheduling purposes and should not contain personal confidential information).
I look forward to meeting you!
547 Keisler Dr
Cary, NC 27518