Counseling is ultimately about supporting and encouraging a process of change that you desire. Since we are powerless to change our circumstances or people (parent, spouse, boss, etc), in coming to grips and accepting that reality we discover our real power in life by changing ourselves; our perspectives, attitudes, and behavior. I will support you, guide you, and provide practical help in the process.


As a counselor, I seek to understand you uniquely through our different human dimensions; the physical (body), cognitive (thinking), emotional (feelings), relational, and spiritual. I seek to help clients in this holistic manner. Our Problems are a "mixed bag" of these dimensions. I seek to help you identify, understand, and address your struggles in an accepting, safe, and creative manner. I will work with your physician or psychiatrist if necessary to consider how medical (hormonal or chemical) conditions might be influencing your situation.


Trust and safety are key to a productive counseling experience. I accept you right where you are with no judgment of your past history. When it comes down to it, we all have horror stories of victimization and bad behavior. I view all my clients as a unique person with great dignity, yet wounded and in need of healing and hope.


Because we all are all unique, no single therapeutic approach to intervention helps everyone, so I find a unique blend of therapies is often helpful. In a warm, genuine, inviting, and compassionate manner, I primarily employ cognitive-behavioral (CBT), Family systems, and emotionally-focused therapies filtered through a Biblical worldview to help clients find stability in the midst of their life storm.