My work is part of the counselling ministry of a large church. I discuss faith and spirituality with clients as they seem relevant to the client’s development and the issues the client brings to counselling.
Most of us arrive at times when we can benefit from talking with a knowledgeable person who can listen with the objective of helping us to understand ourselves. My goal as a counsellor is to help each person know and accept themselves. When I can provide that kind of counselling relationship, clients are much more likely to find their own strengths and wisdom. By listening with compassion and empathy, rather than judgement, I am more likely to help clients find greater harmony and peace in their relationships.
I believe that everyone goes through tough periods in life where they sometimes need a trained professional to help them get back on track. I see it as a step of empowerment rather than failure to acknowledge there are issues that need to be addressed in one’s life.
My goal in my practice is to provide a safe, supportive place where clients can explore issues they are facing. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a B.A. from Samford University, Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Alabama. I completed my internship at the Birmingham VA/UAB Department of Psychiatric Medicine. My graduate school training focused on chronic pain, cardiac rehabilitation, developing/implementing health education campaigns and weight loss. I also specialize in depression, anxiety, life transitions, infertility, working with adolescents and parents on communication/building bonds, life/work balance, managing chronic illness, and couples therapy.