In addition to my Doctorate in psychology, I hold a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership with a concentration in Integrative Studies. This additional education allows me to thoughtfully integrate the Christian faith with the principles of psychology to address every day challenges for my Christian clients that are interested in integrating their faith with their therapy.
Although at times there are specific Christian techniques that may be utilized with Christian clients, the central emphasis of my counseling style is on creating a collaborative environment in which I strive to provide unconditional regard. In supporting my client’s religious beliefs while seeking to assist my clients in pursuing God’s truth above personal happiness, I find that symptoms can be resolved and beliefs changed rather than suppressed.
Where clients have different religious tradition, I am trained to be objective and empathic when relating to my client’s spiritual preferences.