My greatest joy as a counselor is to watch my clients go from a place of feeling discouraged, anxious, struggling with shame, or trying to overcome depression to a place of feeling hope, experiencing healing, and being able to live wholeheartedly.
I hope that you can feel encouraged and hopeful about your desire for counseling. I also hope that you get to learn a little about me and my heart.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who comes to Pinnacle with a passion for helping others walk through their life in more freedom. Life can bring us pain and struggle, and because of my own journey, I desire to come alongside others, offering hope and strength. Struggles in relationships, self-doubt and low self-esteem, trauma (physical, emotional, sexual), shame, anxiety, depression, and getting stuck in life are real. You are not alone, and I want you to know that.
I love the work of Dr. Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly, how shame keeps us from wholehearted living. Being a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator enables me to bring the principles around what it takes to live wholehearted to those who struggle in the areas of relationships, self-doubt and low self-esteem, abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual), trauma, shame, anxiety and depression and just getting stuck in life. My Your Enneagram Coach certification is another piece of helping others live authentically and wholeheartedly.
A big part of my life has been living overseas. This has given me firsthand experience with the impact of transition, the challenges of cross-cultural living, and the way self-doubt, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression can be brought to the surface in this setting. I desire to let those in this unique place of transition know they are not alone and can work through what struggles surface.
I am married for 31 years, to Bruce. I have three adult children who are scattered all over the States. Outside of counseling, I enjoy running, biking, gardening, meeting friends for coffee, and travel. My newest adventure is stretching myself in the realm of creativity through painting!
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