No matter the issue, when we are the ones experiencing the hurt, we want it to stop. But sometimes our efforts to stop the pain only drive the infection deeper. It takes courage to stop doing what we have been doing to ignore or ease the pain. It takes courage to reach out for help. But there is great freedom and joy on the other side. One of my heroes, Larry Crabb said it best, "Face the hard questions that life requires you to ask. Gather with other travelers on the narrow road, pilgrims who acknowledge their confusion and feel their fears. Then, untangle those questions together in His Presence.”
Past trauma can significantly affect the here and now. Using current advances in trauma research and neuroscience, my desire is to help you see your pain, your hurt, your loss, and your story as something God desires to redeem and heal. Our hurt leaves us feeling alone, disconnected, desperate. But we have a God who takes the ashes and turns them into beauty. I desire to help you see how God wants to bind up your broken heart and set you free. You can schedule an appointment now via my easy-to-use online scheduling system or call me at 936-931-8051.
As a trauma-informed Licensed Professional Counselor, I specialize in walking with people from a place of brokenness and hurt to a place of wholeness, healing, and hope. And as you know, brokenness comes in all shapes and forms. The medical model helps us see what is wrong. But my counseling method is a grace-based, gentle, inquisitive search for what has been lost, what needs have not been met, and then a bold look at how we have developed disruptive and disconnected relational patterns in response to our past hurts. I am a member of the Texas Counseling Association (TCA), American Counseling Association (ACA), and American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). I have experience in working with:
depression and anxiety
childhood sexual abuse
abuse recovery of all kinds
(At this time, I am not accepting any new clients under the age of 18 for individual counseling.)
My work with women
As a fellow female-struggler, I know first-hand how women are plagued with fear, comparison, guilt, shame, body-image struggles, and pressure to be everything to everyone, all the time. I am passionate about my desire to help women be free to see themselves as God sees them and recover their Biblical self-worth and dignity. Abuse, sexual exploitation, and a culture of air-brushed and photoshopped images have left us all shell-shocked and ashamed. My desire is to walk with women through these minefields of shame.
Do I work with women only?
No! I work individually with men AND women. Women aren't the only ones who compare themselves to others. Men often feel the pressure to be the strong man, the never-faltering man, the decisive man, the provider man: and men are often left feeling alone and not enough. And I know sometimes seeing a female therapist can be a part of the healing process.