I am an independently licensed , Christian, EMDR, trauma counselor and clinical supervisor. I am EMDR level 2 trained and specialize in treating trauma related issues. I work specifically with women from the ages of 18 +. As an artist and creative person, my early career began as an interior designer. From there I learned that I was a problem solver, who loved helping people in a relational manner. Growing up I always wanted to be a psychologist or some sort of counselor. So I naturally merged into the helping professions.
Over the last 17 years I have worked in the mental health field to some capacity. My experience includes serving diverse settings, such as, domestic violence, domestic sex trafficking, and community mental health. My experiences have allowed me extensive education and training. I therefore hold several professional certifications from Arizona Trauma Institute and Brain MD. These certifications are necessary for the work that I am doing. They include, certified clinical trauma specialist-Family (CCTS), certified clinical trauma specialist-sex trafficking and exploitation, brain health coach (Dr. Amen Brain MD clinics).
I have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Although I no longer work with adolescents and children, I do have resources for those that do.
Along with being a therapist, I am also a certified brain health coach. I combine a strengths based approach along with facilitating an environment where clients feel supported while knowing there are solutions on the horizon. I believe people can heal and no circumstance is beyond help.
I incorporate a faith-based approach to counseling, but you do not have to be a person of faith in order to meet with me. I would love to connect with you and discuss what your personal counseling needs are. My personal hobbies are working out, martial arts, and hanging out with my husband, God daughters and dogs.
Along with my passion for counseling , I love understanding how the brain works and neurobiology as it relates to trauma. I am also passionate about prayer ministry and Biblical / pastoral counseling. Especially for those walking through spiritual abuse and dealing with more complex spiritual issues.
For those who are enduring brain health issues, such as neurodevelopmental disorders and traumatic brain injuries. I do offer brain health assessments and coaching for a healthier lifestyle.
When it comes to more complex spiritual issues I offer prayer ministry. Please note, these services are separate from psychotherapy. Therefore, since I am a licensed therapist, I require consent forms to be signed as I uphold the same standard in these roles as I do as a therapist.
That is my professional responsibility to you. It must be noted however, that while I am walking alongside of you on your journey, these roles are differential and in these capacities I cannot offer psychotherapy. Please see the services tab for more information. I would love to connect with you further.