I am a licensed mental health counselor serving Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, and Noblesville. In my past 10 years of clincial experience, I have worked with a variety of different individuals with varying presenting problems. I have extensive experience in providing care to children, adolescents, and families. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, but adapt to meet the unique needs of each individual. My primary investment is providing quality service to each client in a way that they recognize and believe is working for them.
I am passionate about being a part of the healing and changing process. As a Christian, I believe that God has called me to be used by Him as He walks individuals through the painful moments. It is not my desire to coerce anyone into accepting my belief system. How I think through the therapeutic process is affected by the lense of my faith. I believe that God promises to redeem our hurts as long as we are willing to take responsibility for our part. It is truly a privilege to be a part of this process. I deeply value the courage it takes to make that step toward change.
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My journey into the field of counseling is a bit unorthodox. I spent the majority of my adult life working in radio, including hosting two national morning shows on two different Christian radio networks. As someone who personally benefited from counseling, I found myself at a place of wanting to go from talking to thousands of people on the radio to someone who could build into someone more personally - so the pursuit into the counseling field resonated with where my heart was going. I completed my Masters in Counseling from Huntington University, along with professional and advanced counseling credentials from the Townsend Institute. I also have years of experience with pastoral counseling and care as a staff member of Crosspoint Church in Fishers.
I believe that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I incorporate an “outside-in and inside-out approach” to address a person’s problem, where we work to provide an individual with the tools and resources to manage and cope (outside-in), while working to get to the root of one’s challenge (inside-out). Theory-wise, I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, but adapt to meet the needs of the person. I enjoy working with and have experience counseling individuals and couples, including pre-marital counseling.
As a Christian, I believe that that real change, healing, and restoration is always possible. And I believe that can happen with you.
Over the past decade as a licensed social worker, I’ve had the joy of working with a wide array of clients from various cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. However, the common thread that has stood out to me as a clinician is the significance of a person’s life story; the ways in which they have previously and are currently being shaped by the relationships, events, and transitions in their journey. While a person can move from one season to the next seamlessly, there are other seasons of life that require a pause; to sit, to process, and reflect.
Just as spiritual transformation occurs in the context of a relationship, I believe one of the most important aspects of counseling is the relationship between therapist and client. I have found in my work with children, adolescents, and adults that counseling is most effective when an individual feels a genuine sense of trust, acceptance, and safety. I tend to draw upon various frameworks when counseling, depending on the person(s), presenting issue, and goal of our time together, including psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in social work from Taylor University and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Loyola University Chicago. After working as a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois for several years, I am now licensed in Indiana.
I absolutely believe in (and have personally experienced) the healing and restoration that comes from the therapeutic process, and it’s an honor to walk this road alongside each person that I meet with.