I am a Mooresville native, having grown up on Lake Norman. I have called this area “home” all my life, and am excited to have the opportunity to help others who live here. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (NC#8694), having received my Master’s degree in agency counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University.
“…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9
As your counselor, I will work with you to establish goals and learn new ways to cope with life’s issues. For those interested in therapy from a Christian perspective, I will work to meet you where you are spiritually, helping to heal past wounds and working to build healthier life skills. Change does not come easy. I will aid in encouraging clients towards making those important steps towards change. As a team we will search for problem areas, and we will develop ways to overcome them. As a counselor it is my responsibility to listen and to facilitate growth. It is my belief that the client has strong responsibility in the process as well. It takes work to grow, and the client must be prepared for this. Therapy can have wonderful results, but that does not mean that we will not meet rocks and bumps along the journey. Growth requires peaks and valleys.
In my practice I will match my client with the appropriate theoretical approach(es). I am prepared to work using Reality, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Gestalt therapies. Issues will be addressed and goals will be created. Therapy does not end at the end of a session. A client’s therapy follows him or her out into the workplace, into the home, and into the public. We will work together to create homework assignments that will improve the issues at hand in these arenas.
I look forward to finding the opportunities for growth in each and every client. I enjoy music, musical theater, baking (I find baking “therapeutic”), reading and gardening.