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About Me

About Me

If you’re feeling discouraged, insecure, depressed, anxious, or lonely–and you’re aiming to honor Jesus Christ in your healing, you’ve come to the right place.

Partnering with me can lead to positive life changes–such as overcoming anxieties, rooting out depression, and resolving relationship issues–with an earnest, eager, and committed effort.

After years of providing therapy at a non-profit agency, I found myself feeling that I was not living out my values and the teachings of Christ through the clinical practices of those systems. I saw that many of the efforts were built on sand rather than the firm foundation of Christ, and would therefore not provide lasting and positive changes to my clients’ lives. This led me to quit my full-time job and dedicate myself to establishing a Christian mental health practice.

I started this practice after finding myself limited in the non-profit sphere. While I am grateful for the time spent there, eventually I felt that I had outgrown my flower pot. I felt that I could be of better use to the Lord, and thus find more fulfillment, working in private practice. I’ve always been fascinated by the internal musings of others and the intricacies of relationships. Along with a strong innate sense of empathy, I’ve always felt tied to others and their feelings. Ultimately, while it might be cliche–I’ve wanted to help others since my youth. 

As I was seeking therapy for myself, I wanted to find a therapist who was Christ-centered in their approach and would reflect the Lord’s teachings in our work. As a therapist, I found myself yearning more and more to incorporate the Gospel, as I felt it was a major piece missing in the strive towards wellness. Both of these experiences led me to decide to make this venture myself.

When I’m not on the clock, you’ll likely find me curled up with a good piece of fiction (usually a TV show or book) or spending quality time with my loved ones. Also, I’m an extremely amateur ukulele player! While I might not be very good at it, I enjoy learning and butchering playing songs that I love. On that note, I also love cultivating playlists and listening to new music.

Let’s partner on this journey to reach your goals–contact me today! 

My Values

In my practice, maintaining an ethical standard is of the utmost importance. My core values are a combination of the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Ethical Principles and the various Christian values dictated in Scripture–some of which I will list here. 


Service: The NASW describes this as the “primary goal” being “to help people in need and to address social problems” in addition to “[elevating] service to others above self-interest.” One of numerous Scripture that speaks to this is Proverbs 3:27: “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.” (NIV) 


Social Justice: The second ethical principle listed by the NASW is the expectation that social workers “challenge social injustice” on behalf of “vulnerable and oppressed” people. There is no one more just than our Father God (Deuteronomy 32:4). Jesus Christ also helps us to understand how to practice justice while trusting in the righteous Father. One such Scripture is the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25: 31-46)--of which one of my favorite verses is “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” (Matt 25:40 NIV) 


Dignity & Worth of the Person: NASW states, “Social workers respect the inherent dignity and worth of the person.” The Lord created all people in His image (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, we are all gifted dignity through Him; thus, no human can erase this innate trait. Furthermore, we are called to “love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Take the lead in honoring one another.” (Romans 12:10 CSB). Jesus says in John 13: 34-35 (CSB), “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 


Importance of Human Relationships: The NASW describes this value as recognizing “the central importance of human relationships.” God designed humankind in a specific way–we are meant to love and support one another. Galatians 6:2 (CSB) says, “Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” We are called to be there for one another and form bonds to get through the hardships of life. 


Integrity: Social workers are held to the ethical standard of behaving “in a trustworthy manner,” “honestly,” and “responsibly.” Proverbs 12:19 and 12:22 exhort us to never lie because God finds it detestable and we speaking the truth is good and right. Many other Scriptures, including but not limited to 2 Corinthians 4:2, Colossians 3:9, Matthew 5:37, Proverbs 11:3, and Psalms 15:2, call followers of Christ to walk in an upright, honest, transparent, sincere, and trustworthy manner. 


Competence: NASW’s Code of Ethics expects social workers to “practice within their areas of competence and develop and enhance their professional expertise.” Following the values of honesty and integrity (please see the scriptures above)–we must present ourselves accurately. Additionally, we must be honest with ourselves about our true nature and capabilities, and work to grow and mature. (Ephesians 4:15; Job 8:7; Colossians 2:6-7)


While this is where the core values of social work ends, there are still more values for the Christian–only some of which I will touch upon below. 

Faith: Hebrews 11:3 CSB - “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.” 

Hebrews 11:6 CSB - “Now without faith it is impossible to please God, since the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”

Matthew 21: 21 CSB - “Jesus answered them, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has done to the fig tree, but even if you tell this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will be done.’”


Hope/Steadfastness: 1 Peter 1:3 CSB - “Blessed be the God and Fathe of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of His great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Psalms 31: 24 CSB - “Be strong, and let your heart be courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord.” 

James 1:12 CSB - “Blessed is the one who endures trials, because when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.” 

Statement of Faith: I believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death on the cross to pay for our sins, His resurrection on the third day, and His place at the right hand of the Father God. I believe that God has revealed Himself as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I believe that the Bible is the Word of God.

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