Life is about relationships. That fact is undeniable whether it is with a spouse, parents, children, in-laws, friends or co-workers. They directly affect the quality of life we experience on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, it is essential to put forth effort into developing healthier relationship patterns with those we interact with. Just like a car, relationships need routine tune-ups as well as replacing some old parts that have broken down from time to time. Whether you need a routine tune-up or need to address serious relational issues counseling can provide a much-needed fresh perspective. It is my passion and desire to come alongside those seeking to strengthen their relationships and assist in bringing about positive life-change through professional counseling services. I believe in the process of therapy. Counseling provides a fresh perspective that is often needed to begin the process of healing and restoration in broken relationships. Together we can navigate the ups and downs of marriage, parenthood, and adolescence with a goal towards achieving a life full of love, joy, hope, and peace.
I have been counseling for several years now with families, couples, adolescents, and individuals. I work with couples experiencing marital disruption, step families navigating new relational territory, parent/teen relational discord, and other general familial issues. I can also help navigate the emotional turmoil anxiety and depression can bring. I have a special interest in working with teens who may be struggling with substance abuse or dependence. Through a combination of techniques drawn from cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, motivational interviewing, and problem-solving therapies, I will seek to encourage change and offer healing.
I grew up in the Winston-Salem, NC area. I completed my undergraduate studies at Liberty University in Psychology and continued at Liberty University gaining my M.A. in Professional Counseling. I currently intern at TherapyWorks Counseling, PLLC where I engage in co-therapy with my supervisor, Jack Hileman, LMFT. My supervisor will attend all of my sessions with me while I currently await board approval for my provisional license. I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. My future plans are to obtain my LPC licensure in order to practice professional counseling full time, concentrating in marriage and family and other mental health issues. I’ve been married since 2013 and together we have two precious boys. My family and I attend Revo Church in Winston-Salem, NC. For relaxation, I enjoy hiking, going to the movies, reading works of fantasy and science-fiction, studying the writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and other influential writers, and spending time with family and friends.