Trauma-informed counseling requires an understanding of how our minds and bodies process and store trauma. I have sought modalities which are the most effective, long-lasting, and efficient methods to treat stress and trauma responses. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples.
I integrate cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, EMDR therapy, neuromodulation and expressive therapy. In addition, I believe neuromodulation is a pathway which promotes healing and change. Lasting change takes place through understanding where core beliefs have originated. From this realization, restoration through new awareness and thought patterns can occur.
Reaching out for help can be challenging, but it can also be the most rewarding act of courage you can do for yourself. Building trust and a strong therapeutic relationship is the essence of therapy. I integrate biblical principles into my counseling sessions. As a mother of seven children and a wife of a veteran first responder, I have understanding and lived experience. I look forward to listening to you, understanding what you are experiencing, and walking alongside you to meet your goals.
Master’s of Arts Professional Counseling – Grace College and Seminary.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology - Multnomah University
Member of the American Counseling Association
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State (LH61220743), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist, and practice EMDR therapy. I help adults and teens develop the skills to tackle life’s challenges so they can experience greater confidence, purpose and fulfillment. My emphasis is holistic, focusing on cognitive, experiential and attachment frameworks, with a Christian worldview.
Counseling areas of focus include: trauma, dissociation, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, identity, boundaries, adoption, communication and relationship skills.
A few years ago, I was on my own healing journey. I understand the pain of loss and the importance of hope. I moved to this area when God blessed me with my current husband and our blended family of 5 children. In my free time, I can be found running, reading, connecting with others over a good cup of coffee, and serving in my church.
Life can be tough and unpredictable. With the right support, you can experience greater confidence, satisfaction, and ease. I welcome the opportunity to support you on your journey.
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Liberty University
Bachelor of Arts in Community Service – Saint Martin’s University
Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors
Member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation