I am thrilled to have joined this team at Agape Counseling Associates. I earned my Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and am currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA). I believe it is vitally important to meet patients where they are and provide a safe, non-threatening atmosphere by which they feel encouraged and empowered to make changes necessary to experience healing. It is not easy to ask for or seek help but at times it is absolutely necessary. I seek to come alongside my patients to equip them with the skills necessary to see change and healing. I utilize primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and employ mindfulness skills used to target anxiety symptoms helping the patient experience the present moment more fully. I have primarily worked with adolescents and children and have been in such settings as psychiatric hospitals, residential or long-term facilities, day treatment and intensive in-home settings, and providing therapy in community support settings for adult populations with dual diagnoses. I hope to soon work more with individuals suffering from eating disorders, specifically as they relate to trauma histories, and am pursuing certifications in these areas. Through my education and experience, I have also come to learn how integral one’s faith is to their mental health and well-being. If you believe this to be true, I would welcome the opportunity to explore this in the therapeutic setting with you.
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Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder. This looks different for each individual. However, one common manifestation of anxiety is avoidance, not being able to engage in enjoyable activities. The brain is an amazing thing, but at times it can be a...