For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
I am a licensed certified social worker with twenty years of experience and a life of walking through some pretty difficult circumstances that allows my empathy to go beyond just putting myself in someone else’s shoes. I am also a certified case manager and certified financial social worker. My experiences include working with children and families involved in the foster care system, inpatient medical and psychiatric hospital, homeless services, single parent families, and group, family and individual therapy. I have experience in counseling with children, women, couples and families. Much of my career has been working with survivors of abuse, neglect and other traumatic events.
I am passionate about helping stop the cycle of abuse, neglect, and addiction and helping survivors overcome feelings of shame and guilt to live as overcomers. I enjoy working with single parents to address challenges and opportunities of co-parenting, blending families, or going it alone with children. I also have a heart towards Veterans and their families. Helping people face transitions that occur throughout the life cycle: like marriage, becoming an empty nester, helping with aging parents, or death of a loved one, is something I have helped many walk through successfully.
Faith naturally plays a strong role in my work. I believe that many counseling principles are rooted in Biblical truths. Through person-centered, strength-based solution-focused interventions, individuals and families are able to bring lasting change as they engage in the healing process. Although my treatment tends to be eclectic, because no two people are alike in their healing journey, I lean towards cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed care, and motivational interviewing.
I believe in meeting people where they are, helping people see a path to where they really want to be, and getting them on the path to taking the steps necessary to reach their goals. I understand
many of the barriers that keep people in negative cycles and enjoy helping tear down the barriers and excuses to see people overcome the circumstances that brought them into counseling.
My greatest joy as a social worker is seeing people live out Romans 8:18.