I'm a deeply relational, Christ-centered counselor. My most critical focus is your growth and healing.
I approach growth as a dynamic partnership - where technique, personalized connection and God's hand yields cognitive, emotional and spiritual integration.
Both Christian counseling and secular practice share the same desire to help people overcome their problems, find meaning and joy in life, and become healthy and well-adjusted individuals, both mentally and emotionally. Most practitioners have graduate degrees and have spent years learning their craft. You can review my credentials here. The word "counseling" can have multiple meanings, including offering advice and encouragement, sharing wisdom and skills, setting goals, resolving conflict, etc. Counselors often probe the past (whether the problem happened a week ago or during childhood) in an attempt to repair the present. Sometimes I will explore possible effects of physical and chemical imbalances that can cause physiological problems. A major part of counseling is resolving and restoring conflicts between people.
Christian counseling is distinct from secular counseling in that it incorporates the spiritual dimension, Biblical truths, and a seeking of God’s will in an individual’s life. I understand that the Bible has a lot of practical wisdom about human nature, marriage and family, human suffering, and so much more. By using biblical concepts in counseling, I can sometimes provide specific direction and accountability. Psalm 119:24 says, “Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.”