You’ve been secretly struggling for months now hoping that things will get better on their own, only to realize that you need help from someone outside yourself. The reason you’ve waited for so long is because, as a Christian, you’ve been shamed into believing that if you would only “pray and read your Bible” everything would be fine. You’ve done that. It’s not fine. Now what? Is it you? Are you a bad Christian? Have you lost your faith in God? These are the questions that swirl in your head, meanwhile you know that that’s not the truth about who you are. Something else is amiss. You just don’t know how to solve the problem on your own.
I’m here to let you know that you’re not bad. You’re not doing it wrong, and that what you’re experiencing is a normal part of human suffering. I’m passionate about coming alongside my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and supporting you in the midst of your pain. My goal is to assist you in gaining healing, transformation and restoration in your life. Additionally, while I grew up in the Christian faith, I welcome people from all faith backgrounds and walks of life and want you to know that I’m here for you and will respect your values and beliefs, even if they are different than my own.
My approach to therapy is person-centered. Together we’ll focus on what brought you into therapy and identify what your goals are. My next step is helping you understand why you’re struggling. Lastly, we’ll work on what you can do to overcome your challenges. I like to empower my clients with a range of coping skills you can have in your “tool belt” that are readily at your disposal whenever you need them so you can be confident that you’re able to start feeling better and finally experience wholeness in your life!
Are you ready to get rid of the chaff in your life? Call me today and let’s get started!
My Background and Experience
I received my Master’s in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy, through Azusa Pacific University in 2013.
I began my clinical training through my pre-master’s student practicum program in May 2012 where I provided individual, couples and child therapy through APU’s Community Counseling Center.
Since graduating, I gained a variety of experience working with a range of clients through a private group practice, a Christian Counseling group, a Community Mental Health Clinic and 2 Group Homes working with at-risk foster youth. While working in the residential program for foster youth, I gained invaluable experience working through a trauma-informed lens. I now specialize in working with people who have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives and am currently in the process of receiving training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) – a trauma-specific therapeutic modality that has been widely researched and validated for the effective treatment of trauma. Additionally, I currently provide individual and group therapy on a part-time basis for a residential treatment program for survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and consider it a great honor to be part of the women’s healing journey to recovery.