Writer C.S. Lewis once penned, “Pain is God’s megaphone to man.”
How true it is that the human condition often resists asking for help, until the pain is nearly insurmountable. It was an accumulation of pain which fueled my journey toward emotional, spiritual and relational healing. Lasting, transformative changes were made possible and nurtured by the collective care of faith-based licensed therapists, clergy, spiritual directors, support group ministries and integrative medical care providers. The results of both a deep and personal healing, alongside emotional and spiritual growth, led to my leaving my former business profession. A desire was birthed to compassionately serve others in ways I had been helped, as well.
I am a conscientious and proactive provider of professional care. I know the significance of investing the resources of time and finances in search of solutions.
To expedite our time together, I use a variety of assessment tools, including an in-depth personal history, providing an all-encompassing focus of care. We apply both time-proven, traditional methodologies, as well as cutting-edge treatments. These are supported by the most stringent and widely accepted research models and professional standards.
I am both board-certified and dually licensed with over 25 years of experience in assisting and treating a wide variety of needs.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.), Union Institute and University Integration of Counseling Psychology/Marriage and Family Therapy and Theology Doctoral Studies: Oxford University, Oxford England Azusa Pacific Graduate School of Theology Reformed Theological Seminary – Internship
Master of Science (M.S.), Norwich University Addiction Studies and Counseling Psychology Graduate Studies: University of Miami School of Addiction Studies Focus on the Family-Integrating Counseling Psychology and Theology Florida Post-Graduate Sex Therapy Training Institute
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Union Institute and University Counseling Psychology Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Licensed Mental Health Counselor Licensed Psychotherapist Board Certified Addictions Professional Board Certified Sex Therapist Board Approved Supervisor for both Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counselling Interns Certified EMDR Practitioner Certified Critical Incident Stress Management Specialist Certified Prepare/Enrich Marital and Pre-Marital Assessment Specialist Amen Clinic Approved Provider-Brain Health Assessments –Integration/Consultation Specialist: SPECT Imaging (Single Photon Emission Computer Tomography)
Areas of Specialty
- Sexual Recovery
- Relationship Abuse Recovery
- Neglect Relationship Recovery
- Addiction Treatment and Recovery
- Adult Attachment and Intimacy Disorders
- Trauma Treatment and Recovery
- Marital Infidelity
- Adult Child Recovery – Family of Origin
- Communication/Conflict Resolution
- Developmental Immaturity – Emotional Dysregulation
- Group Therapy
- EMDR Certified
- Phone: 561-241-9014