“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
I’m a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern and motivational author who helps both individuals and couples regain a cherished sense of inner peace. Whether you’re battling anxiety, depression or unfulfilling relationships, I can offer you the tools to take back control of your life. Everyone gets tired. Everyone can feel overwhelmed by life at times. I will help you rediscover your true self, find practical solutions, and most importantly, rediscover hope.
I earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University and have a direct, active and non-judgmental style. I use a strength-based approach which incorporates Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients break free from hindrances and meet the goals they have set for themselves.
For couples, I find a combination of Imago therapy, along with the work of famed relationship therapist John Gottman, to be highly effective for improving communication and uncovering deeper unconscious issues that may be affecting the relationship.
As a counselor who embraces a spiritual perspective to life, I approach all client issues adhering to the tenants of kindness, caring and compassion. The one thing that makes counseling from a Christian perspective different is the knowledge that you don’t have to carry the burdens alone. Clients can call upon their faith to help aid them in their darkest times. A spiritual awareness offers us renewed resilience in the face of life’s challenges – and this connection can be used as a valuable source of strength and guidance.
What I’ve discovered is that, as human beings, we have been designed to heal. Wherever pain presents itself is an opportunity for growth, if you can see beyond the immediate chaos. In fact, I wrote the book “Pain, Passion & Purpose” about the transformational power of adversity. It is my honor and privilege to accompany others through their darkest moments and help them find the gifts contained within.
“The heart that breaks open can contain a whole Universe.” – Joanna Macy.
Helping you find solutions and rediscover your true self is my passion. I will match your readiness for making desired changes and provide positivity, empathy and encouragement. There is hope. Call today.
AA Psychology – State College of Florida
BA Mass Communications – University of South Florida
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Florida Gulf Coast University
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern #IMH16437
Areas of Expertise:
Personal Empowerment, Spirituality, Couples Counseling, Anxiety Reduction, Trauma
American Counseling Association
Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
Gulf Coast Mental Health Counselors, Inc.
Golden Key International Honour Society