My specialty is helping individuals who have or are currently experiencing trauma. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Psychotherapy, I aim to help individuals discover positive coping strategies and discover their strengths to achieve their goals.
Why did you chose that specialty?
Trauma Therapy is something I do because we live in a world full of challenging relationships that sometimes can be overwhelming and confusing. It is my wish as a therapist to walk side-by-side with my clients on this journey of life and share hope so that they can succeed in their goals.
What are some signs/symptoms that would indicate a person should see a counselor?
I would suggest therapy for anyone experiencing mental health issues or emotional difficulties that are negatively impacting their daily life. Therapy can help you figure out what you're feeling, why you're feeling it, and how to cope. Therapy may be helpful if you observe or experience any of the following feelings or emotions so much that they interfere with daily functioning.
Thoughts that make you anxious or agitated
A change in sleep or eating habits
Resentment, rage, or anger manifested in an extreme manner.
Withdrawal from social interactions
If you have suffered trauma in the past (abuse, accident, catastrophe, etc.)
I am not a Christian, so why should I see a Christian counselor?
As evidence-based practitioners, a Christian counselor can address the physical and emotional elements and the moral and spiritual aspects that are often ignored or disregarded. Christian counselors seek God's will while also seeking to understand the individual more deeply. The counselor can then modify the individual's care since they will address the person on a holistic level.
What do you like to do in your off time?
I enjoy spending quality time with my family, friends, and Coby (my Alaskan Malamute) in my free time. Most days you can find me walking or riding a bike near the lakefront early in the morning or late in the evening.