As a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program at Liberty University, I am full of anticipation. I imagine that clients coming to counseling for the first time might feel the same way – a little anxious, but hoping for positive experiences. I have struggled as a step-mom of four teenage daughters. I have struggled with identity issues, weight issues, job losses, my husband’s military deployments, death of parents, caretaking for my in-laws, and more. However, I have learned there is something powerful that takes place when you find a listening ear that is totally for you and in your corner. While no one wants to experience disappointment, depression, anxiety, loss of loved ones, or moments of defeat, the hardships of life are inevitable. Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where we need someone to walk along beside us, to offer us hope and a helping hand. Just as this has been done for me, I want to walk along someone else and help them find hope amidst their trials.
My faith in God is the foundation for my counseling approach. I believe God has given each person intrinsic worth, value, purpose, and identity. My faith inspires me to counsel with excellence, using evidence-based theories and techniques.
Most importantly, I believe God has a powerful, life-giving, life-changing love that has the ability to transform and restore broken hearts and relationships. I want to hear your story. I want to help you rise ABOVE your circumstances and move BEYOND the struggles you are facing today.