Not, Jesus judged. Not, Jesus condemned. Not, Jesus burned with anger. Not, Jesus developed a five-point plan of success. Jesus wept. He cried. He felt emotions. He showed emotion. Publicly. He connected to someone else’s pain and sorrow and responded. The good news is contained in two simple words.
I specialize in individual, child, couples, and family therapy by utilizing a variety of therapy modalities including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and the principles of the Gottman Institute.
Being a graduate of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA, I completed practicums and internships in local school and clinical settings while completing my Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Prior to beginning my clinical education and career, I served as a missionary with Doulos Ministries in the Shelterwood residential treatment program for teenagers in Denver, CO. This experience started me on my personal and professional path to help all people know they are loved by Christ. I began my clinical career as a social services coordinator in a residential foster home setting, working at the Georgia Sheriff’s Boys Ranch in Hahira, GA. After working with the Boys Ranch for three years, I met and married my husband, who currently serves as active duty in the US Air Force. Once I, became a military spouse, I felt I had gained a new family and decided to use my education, training, and talents to support other military families.
Prior to moving to Albuquerque, I worked as a Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) at Moody, AFB in Valdosta, GA. I utilized Solution Focused Brief counseling with military individuals, couples, and families to address a variety of issues including; relationship stress, crisis intervention, stress management, grief, occupational and other individual and family stressors.
I provide a safe, nurturing environment in which clients can explore their life challenges without pressure or judgement. This allows for a safe relational space, free of the emotional burden(s) that these experiences can create. My experience and training allow me to assist individuals and families as they journey through the healing process of identifying how life experiences have created patterns in their daily living.
Master of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy (2009)
Bachelor of Science, Family, Youth and Community Sciences (2004)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, NM (LPCC)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, NM (LMFT)
Licensed Professional Counselor, GA (LPC)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, GA (LMFT)