I see: Individuals, Adults, Teens
I give free consultations: Yes
I charge, per 50-min session: $125.00 (I am licensed in the state of Michigan and Georgia)
I use these modalities to communicate: Email, Text, Phone, Facetime, Other
My specialties are: Anxiety, Depression, Health issues, Life transitions, Parenting, Relationship issues, Religious concerns, Stress
Languages spoken besides English: English
My toolbox includes the following modalities: Solution-focused, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Biblical mindfulness, breathing, etc. Emotional support and empathic listening, Goal-setting
I have the following Abide Network certifications: Abide Helper Training, Abuse, Trauma, & Faith Workshop, Anxiety & Depression Relief Workshop, Project Safe Church Training, Try This at Home Marriage Workshop
My other relevant degrees, certifications, and trainings are:
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104; Degree: Master of Arts; Community Counseling / Marriage and Family Emphasis
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104; Degree: Master of Social Work/Administration & Development
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104; Degree: Bachelors of Social Work; Major: Social Work/Elementary Education
Tier One: Introduction to Military Culture and Deployment – May 2022
Margaret Wehrenberg on Effective Anxiety Treatment – June 20022
Calming the Anxious Brain – July 2022
Mastering the Anxiety Game: Teaching Clients to Welcome Their Fears – July 2022
Disrupting Rumination: changing the Cognitions that Underlie Anxiety and Depression – July 2022
Lynn Lyons on Treating Anxiety in children – July 2022
Ron Siegel on Befriending Worry and Anxiety – July 2022
What do you like best about coaching?
I began a counseling ministry because I wanted people of Christian Faith to have access to mental health counseling that would incorporate Biblical beliefs into treatment. I have enjoyed the blessing of praying with clients, and helping them to understand and discern better the Word of God, find him in their daily life, and integrate their religious/spiritual beliefs into daily action.
How do you recharge on your day off?
Going to the gym for a good workout and swim, visiting novelty shops, shopping, eating out, visit the beach or lake front, bike riding, visiting with friends
Why did you choose to do coaching?
I love helping others overcome fears and worries, make progress in their daily life, especially in the area of healthy NEWSTART lifestyle changes.
What are your three favorite things?
Reading uplifting encouraging books Music - listening and singing spending time with children, teaching them, watching them grow and learn. I am trained as a infant mental health specialist.
MSW, MA, LCSW