I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-Intern) in the State of Texas. I graduated from Denver Seminary with my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Previously, I attended Washington and Lee University for my bachelor’s and graduated with a major in Psychology and a minor in Art History. In between these, I spent a year doing ministry with college students in the Middle East.
My clinical experiences so far have included working in a community clinic connected with Denver Seminary as well as working in a women’s safehouse for those leaving sex-trafficking, domestic violence, and addiction. I have counseled women, men, and children on a variety of issues including life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, addictions, trauma, grief, and identity formation. In addition to these, I am trained in the Prepare and Enrich enrichment assessments specifically use with married couples.
I hope to help you create and move towards goals so that you can be prepared for the challenges of life, the ones in the past, present, and future. God has uniquely equipped the Church to care for each other using different gifts and to bring light and release shame so that we might have abundant life. I love hearing and co-creating narratives of hope and seeing the strengths in each person. My therapeutic strengths include cultivating genuine relationships with my clients, creating a safe space, sitting in pain, pointing towards hope and connection, and seeking to address and bring restoration for the whole person.
I approach each client with a desire to understand where you are at right now and what your desires are for counseling. Through this process, I pull from various counseling theories depending on you and your specific goals. These techniques come from Narrative Therapy, Spiritual Integration, Person-Centered Therapy, and cognitive and behavioral interventions. My Christian faith is the foundation of my view of the world, however, I follow your lead on how you do or do not want to incorporate your faith into counseling as I enter into your world. For those who do, I would be happy to discuss your particular desires for bringing this into our time.