Mental Health Therapy – People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons. These reasons may include learning to cope with grief, major life challenges or childhood trauma or learning to manage stress, depression or anxiety. People desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge also often engage in therapy. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
Spiritual Direction – For those traveling a contemplative path, Spiritual Direction offers the simple gift of sacred Presence. The journey of life was not meant to be travelled alone. It is full of ups and downs, joy and sorrow, light and darkness. A Spiritual Director is a companion who offers gentle, yet tenacious encouragement to become more aware of God’s loving presence and to co-discern God’s activity in every aspect of this life. A Spiritual Director spends a designated amount of time prayerfully journeying with you through dialogue, listening together, asking questions, sitting together in silence, and reflecting together. By engaging in Spiritual Direction, you can expect:
- Unfolding clarity on how your unique life story intersects with God’s story
- Support for your life seasons
- Restful space for discernment
- Encouragement to develop and practice meaningful spiritual practices
- Companions committed to regular development, spiritual direction, and supervision
Life Coaching – While therapy seeks to help those who are most often starting from a place of hurt and brokenness, Life Coaching begins from a place of wellness. Coaching is not therapy. Rather, it seeks to help those who are in a place in their life where they desire to grow and develop in deeper or bigger ways. They are, perhaps, ready to “launch” into something new or enhance an already fulfilling personal, family, or professional situation. Perhaps they are in a time of transition and excited about an opportunity that lies before them, and they want a coach to walk alongside them as they identify goals and develop a plan. I am especially passionate about working with individuals who are seeking to grow spiritually and personally. These two are intricately intertwined and it is a joy to encourage those who are discovering a deeper sense of their life purpose and what they have to offer.
Individual – If you engage with me in Individual therapy, or “counseling”, we will work together to explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviors. I can assist you in working through challenging situations, identifying aspects of your life that you would like to change, better understanding yourself and others, setting personal goals, and working toward desired change. I am especially passionate about walking alongside those who are in the midst of change and transition and who desire to navigate these waters with hope and optimism. I also work with those who are dealing with stress, grief, depression, or anxiety. I work with women, men, and adolescents.
Marital/Couples – Marriage is work, and all marriages go through seasons of challenge and growth. As I work with couples, I often meet with couples who are experiencing increased conflict, a breach in trust, or who describe a “growing apart” or lack of intimacy in their relationship. I also work with couples who describe their marriage as generally good, but who desire more connection or passion in their marriage. We work together to improve communication and conflict resolution skills. I assist couples in understanding their individual differences and unique needs and encourage an increased openness to what each has to offer the other through these differences. We seek to find ways to help each partner listen better, react less, and respond more intentionally.
I also work with couples who are considering marriage. Often, they are already engaged and want to ensure they are doing all that they can to build a solid foundation for a strong marriage. Others have been in relationship for long while and are seeking to determine what the future of their relationship may look like.
Family therapy – Living together within four walls… Navigating the dynamics of two homes… Both of these situations present with challenges and opportunities. Families often come in for therapy when they are facing a difficult season… Adolescence… Divorce… Loss… We work together to strengthen communication between family members, improve parenting skills, and develop healthy boundaries.