My Goal in Christian Counseling
Each person who comes to me for help is a unique individual with specific needs and desires, and so the goals for our work together will depend on your particular circumstances. Ultimately, however, my aim as a counselor is to enable you not only to feel better, but also to actually become better, as a result of your counseling experience. It is my sincerest hope that you will walk out of my office feeling empowered, confident, and whole. It may take us a while to get there, but I am delighted to partner with you as you embark on this journey of healing and self-discovery.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
First, I provide a safe and welcoming space in which you will feel completely at ease to talk about whatever issues weigh heavily upon your heart, without pretense or fear of judgment. I have clients who come in, kick their shoes off, relax—and I want you to feel absolutely comfortable in our sessions together. More importantly, I offer peace of mind that you are in capable and experienced hands: as a counselor with years of experience, I provide professional insight that is tailored to your needs. I will lend you an empathetic and listening ear, offering discernment and challenging you to always “go deeper.” Most of all, as your Christian counselor, I will do everything within my power to help you get to the place you want to go.
My Approach to Christian Counseling
Because no two people are exactly alike, I tailor my approach to suit the individual needs of each client who comes to me for help. In general, I tend to use a lot of “talk therapy,” encouraging you to clarify your own thoughts by asking pointed questions that help us get to the real heart of your concerns. This means that I spend much of our time listening to you, providing feedback when I discern that you might need to delve a little deeper. When working with victims of trauma, abuse, or severe depression and anxiety, I often utilize my training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and Lifespan Integration therapies.
- Relational Issues
- Personal development and transitions