Marriage and Family Resident
My therapeutic passion is:
Helping people restore wholeness and health to their lives and relationships, beginning with a culturally competent stance every time.
I am not currently doing face-to-face sessions in order to keep everyone safe.
Please contact me at [email protected] with any questions.
*While telehealth has been an unexpected change, one benefit is that couples or coparents can meet with me in the virtual setting without needing to be in the same location!*
*I began using telehealth in 2017 and one benefit my clients have enjoyed is that
couples, coparents, or family members can meet with me in the virtual setting without needing to be in the same location.*
When people face trauma or loss of connection with their loved ones, often they feel as if their lives are coming undone. Life after trauma can become overwhelming as we begin to feel powerless and without hope. I’m passionate about helping couples and families build on their strengths to restore healthy connections and bring resilience and comfort back into their lives. Discovering and emphasizing the strengths within each of us is key to our healing, as we find ourselves more at peace and more whole with each new discovery.
My practice of counseling is not based on a one-style-fits-all approach. I recognize that each human being, couple, and family has different strengths, resources, and challenges, and I utilize a range of treatment modalities beginning with a culturally competent approach. In our sessions, we’ll talk honestly, I’ll listen non-judgmentally, and I’ll give you honest feedback. I love to collaborate with my clients to learn what solutions will work best for their unique situations.
My educational background includes a M.A. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling and a B.S. in Psychology, both from Regent University, as well as certification as a Clinical Trauma Treatment Professional and training as a telehealth provider. I attribute so much of my professional development as a clinician outside the classroom to my own life experience, including 14 years as an active-duty U.S. Marine, spouse of a Marine, and mom to our U.S. Marine daughter and our two other children. I share a deep understanding with service members and their families that military and paramilitary life brings a distinct set of struggles and strengths.
Serving and helping others has been my great lifelong passion, and I am honored to continue my work of helping others thrive at Sunrise Counseling and Psychological Services. I’m allied with several communities, including LBGTQIA+, Interracial Couple, Vegan, Veteran, Single Mother, Racial Justice, Multicultural, and Immigrant communities.