I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Arizona. I am also a Certified Trauma Professional and member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I hold a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Christian Counseling from Phoenix Seminary.
I am the founder/owner of Stillwaters Counseling Center and provide services to adult individuals and couples. I have many years of experience in church ministry and am familiar with the unique circumstances and demands that face church leaders.
My approach integrates current social science research and a biblical world view. Areas of my expertise include recovery from less-than-nurturing environments, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Post-traumatic Stress/PTSD, Chemical and Process additions, Sexual addiction, Compassion Fatigue, Relational Problems, Grieving and loss, Marriage and Couples counseling, recovery from abuse and neglect.
Training includes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT); Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Internal Family Systems (IFS); Somatic Experiencing (SE). I am a trained provider for Mending the Soul curriculum, a biblically based, research informed model for renewing hope to those impacted by neglect, abuse, and trauma.
Clients say my work helps them feel understood and safe. The satisfaction of my work arises from the privilege I have in sitting with clients and being a witness to their growth and progress.