I believe it is a privilege to create safety and walk beside people in their healing journey. My skills, training, and personal healing have especially equipped me to assist clients in connecting their head to their heart and body, boundary setting, relational intimacy, and communication skills. Specializations include recovering from dysfunctional and unhealthy families, domestic violence, trauma/abuse/neglect/abandonment issues, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (level one trained), depression, anxiety, spiritual issues, grief, and dating and relationship issues. I work with a broad range of ages from young adults to senior citizens. Life and work experiences have also given me a heart for working with senior citizens and caregivers for elderly adults. My practice consists of individual and group counseling.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. I received my advanced degree in Counseling through a collaborative program between Ottawa University and Phoenix Seminary. I graduated with a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Christian Counseling. Meeting clients where they are at in their faith walk and integrating faith into the healing process, as the client desires, is a commitment of mine.
I have been involved with Mending the Soul Ministries since 2003 when I attended the original MTS training. This gave me the opportunity to lead lay and professional MTS groups, develop MTS trainings, educate churches, para-church organizations, and other agencies on abuse issues. These experiences have enriched both my professional and personal life.