What are your areas of expertise?
I believe that most of our issues come from brokenness in ourselves and our relationships. My expertise is in exploring that brokenness and bringing in hope. Whether it be depression, OCD, anxiety, family issues, or addiction, I think we must begin by looking at ourselves and our relationships.
What is your main goal when working with a client?
My goal as a therapist is to meet my client where they are in their journey and their pain; to sit with them in their brokenness and offer them hope.
What is your approach and what methods do you employ?
My foundational approach is called process experiential emotion focused therapy. It is a client-centered, holistic approach with strong empirical evidence of its effectiveness.
What age groups do you most often work with?
I most often work with children, families, and adolescents.
Are you passive or active in the session, what can a client typically expect sessions to be like while working with you?
A client can expect a calm and safe environment with me. They will control most of the content, while I will be in control of the process.
What is your background and what are your credentials?
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Much of my background is in ministry, and I have also worked professionally in the private sector.
What is the reason you decided to get into counseling?
I love to sit with others in their brokenness. It is the one thing that we all have in common; yet spend most of our energy hiding from others. To be invited into another person’s life and journey is an amazingly great and sacred honor.
Tell us about your education.
I graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S in Psychology. I then went on to earn my M.S in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic 13 years later.