As a Christian/Pastoral Counselor, I acknowledge complete dependence on the wisdom of God, Jesus’ anchoring presence and the empowering guidance of the Holy Spirit during each session. I believe the Word of God is foundational to all subsequent work done. I help people integrate their spiritual faith with their current concerns. I have an eclectic approach to my counseling style. My treatment approach is to provide support utilizing a blend of evidence based treatments; drawing upon a variety of approaches. I tailor each treatment plan to the specific needs, issues and problems that each client uniquely presents, as one size does not fit all. I provide therapeutic interventions utilizing the following methodologies: Temperament Therapy, Emotive/Strength Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Christian Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
In some cases and only with collaborative decision making between me and you; Sozo, deep inner-healing and deliverance may need to be utilized in order to remove spiritual hinderances and emotional blocks opening the way, facilitating the progression of subsequent work needing to be done. Also, I would be glad to pray with you, if you are open and would like me to pray with you before, during or at the end of the session.
Much of the transforming work will be done as you apply what you have learned and practice in between sessions. Doing suggested practice assignments will be necessary in order for growth to become a new permanent way of thinking and behaving, replacing the old ways of thinking and behaving.