Treatment Approach and Experiences
Besides evidenced based therapy practices mentioned on my welcome page, I counsel from a biblical worldview.
It is not my intent or goal to push my beliefs onto any client, however, prayer will be offered and biblical references may be shared if it is appropriate for the therapeutic process.
If you ask direct questions about faith and spirituality, we will explore the answers together as a collaborative effort.
I also experienced life events which led me to become a Licensed Mental Health Professional. I share my story below.
Education & Credentials
I pursue personal and professional development on a consistent basis by maintaining active membership to the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy where I gain continuing education credits.
My license number is L478 and the Alabama Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapy is the governing body that I answer to in regards to the law, rules, regulations and ethics of Marriage and Family Therapy practitioners.
The Broken Road to Ministry
Have you experienced trauma so devastating that you weren’t sure you’d ever recover?
May I be completely transparent with you?
I’ve experienced more than a few traumas. And I’m here to tell you that you aren’t alone in your pain.
I wasn’t sure if I would recover because I was paralyzed by depression and fear. As a child, I witnessed domestic violence and drug use on a daily basis. In addition, I was sexually abused during elementary school.
I subsequently married my first husband (in my late teens) who was abusive and addicted to drugs. That life was normal for me. It was all I knew. I created a self-made prison with no escape.
That is, until I caught my first husband in the act of sexually abusing our child. Soon after I caught him, he was prosecuted and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Consequently, we divorced in 2008 after 15 years of marriage. The betrayal resembled a knife piercing my heart.
And as a result of that trauma, my children and I struggled with Post Traumatic Stress and shame was an unwelcomed companion. I sank into a deep pit of depression I couldn’t climb out of without help.
But then, God led me to counselors and mentors to help me climb out of my pit. So, I am compelled and called to help others in similar circumstances.
The unique value of my counseling services is that I’ve turned my previously broken life into a ministry for other broken people.
I’m now living proof of how God can transform the shattered pieces of life into a beautiful masterpiece of forgiveness, healing, and restoration.