I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Counseling from Nichols State University and a Master of Divinity from Liberty University. My work at Liberty included pastoral counseling classes as well as teaching. I believe that counseling incorporates both elements, as well as a reliance on the Holy Spirit to lead and guide the relationship in a positive direction. I work with children, adolescents and adults and am currently a school counselor at Gardere Community Christian School and have been there over six years. At school, I see children, their parents and occasionally will see them together to help foster communication and family growth.
My specialty areas include child/adolescent self-esteem, anger, anxiety, grief, social and family issues. Additionally, I have been trained to address issues related to trauma in adults through Story-Informed Trauma Therapy, a technique developed by Byron Kehler, a top professional counselor in the field of trauma recovery. Recently, I have added EMDR to my practice and incorporate it as well.
My Approach & Philosophy
I see counseling as a growth process, regardless of who sits before me. My goal is to work together with clients to listen, reflect, confront, and help promote positive change on the journey. I will provide direction with the help of the Holy Spirit to guide me, as it is a different path for each individual. My passion is to help kids and adults move through “the hard stuff of life” and into their own knowledge of who they are in Christ. Having walked this path myself, I have compassion and empathy and a strong realization of who my sure hope is and look forward to sharing that experience with others.
I was raised in Houston, TX, but found a permanent home here in Baton Rouge in 1992. I love to play pickleball, reading, hiking, hanging out with my dog and spending time with my friends. I am also active with my church and teach a women’s Bible study every week. I am thankful to God for the opportunity to serve and help, as he has helped me so much. He is always working!
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630 Richland Ave
Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
Mon – Fri: 10am – 9pm
Weekends: 10am – 3m