I once heard someone say, “Your center will hold.” I thought to myself, “How powerful! But what happens when a person feels anxious, overwhelmed, or sad and has nothing left to give?
How can your “center hold” when you feel completely empty?
- Do you feel as if you have been the cornerstone for everyone else, yet no one understands you have grown weary?
- Do you feel like you have tied a knot at the end of a rope and are barely holding on?
- Are you a first responder and feel drained or overwhelmed?
I have been called to this profession to encourage you during this challenging time in your life. No matter how tired or defeated you may feel, you are strong enough to handle any obstacle you may face. Depressive and anxious thoughts will be overcome. You are not alone. I will walk with you as you begin your healing journey. “Your center will indeed hold.”
Compassionate Christian Therapy
As a compassionate Christian therapist, I provide a safe place for you to express and process your feelings. I am attuned to listening closely to your “inner heart” while providing you space to share freely. Your thoughts, feelings, and emotions work together. I help make meaning of your circumstances and reactions to your experiences. Change is possible! We will seek hope and deal with despair. Along our journey together, your skills will grow. You will learn to regulate your emotions. You will create lasting change that will empower every area of your life. Brighter days are possible. Let’s begin your wellness journey together.
- Anger Management
- Career Counseling
- Coping Skills
- Divorce and Infidelity
- First Responders and Helping Professionals Dealing with Trauma and Vicarious
- Life Transitions
- Marital and Premarital
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Trauma (sexual abuse, violence, neglect, PTSD, etc.)
- Women’s Issues
Help for First Responders
First responders especially support our communities and are “unsung heroes.” First responders include Police Officers, Corrections Officers/Staff, Paramedics, Therapists, Doctors, Nurses, etc.
These front-line workers provide diligent service with little or no appreciation. Furthermore, they deal with the most challenging situations in society—all to keep the people they serve safe and well. Many of these workers experience vicarious trauma.
Vicarious trauma is when you experience trauma symptoms from someone else experiencing trauma. Vicarious trauma occurs when we hear about or see trauma that has happened to someone else. As a Retired Prison Warden, I am passionate about supporting first responders. Therefore, I use empathy, my experiences, and concern, focusing on Trauma Informed Care.
Let’s Get Started
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and I believe in a Person-Centered approach. Having a solid therapeutic relationship is essential for transformation. I understand the courage needed to seek help. I am committed to supporting clients to reach positive psychological and behavioral changes. During sessions, I offer a quiet, non-judgmental presence. I aid individuals and couples from all walks of life to clarify their feelings on the road to wellness.
It takes courage to reach out for help. My hand is extended; I would be honored to support you in your healing process—request to schedule an appointment with me to get started.
Other Counseling Services
Our online Ohio counseling practice offers several other services. We help with grief, self-esteem, anxiety, and couples counseling. We are here to help you; we have a team of therapists and support staff waiting to help.
More About Me
I am a retired Prison Warden, serving as the Appointing Authority of three prisons, with over 32 years of correctional experience. While working as a Warden, I attended Ashland Theology Seminary and studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling, graduating in December 2019. After saying farewell to the field of corrections, I emerged into the clinical world. I feel doubly blessed to work in two fields where God has allowed me to help His people find restoration, wholeness, and peace.
I have lived in Northeastern Ohio for most of my life, attending undergraduate and graduate schools and raising my children. In 1999, I became a licensed minister, and in 2002, I received a Certificate of Ordination. Additionally, the State of Ohio also authorizes me to solemnize marriages.
Christian counseling is a passion, but I will work with anyone who walks through my “proverbial door.” I am a doting Mother, Grandmother, and wife. I adore spending time with family and supporting people, my local church, and the community at large.
- Years in Practice: 1
- School: Ashland Theological Seminary, The University of Akron
- Year Graduated: 2019, 1999
- License and State: C.2003037 Ohio
- Member: The American Association of Christian Counselors
- Master of Arts, The University of Akron, Urban Studies
- Certificate of License in Ministry, 1999
- Certificate of Ordination, 2002
- Certificate to Solemnize Marriages, State of Ohio, 2002