I am a Certified Fee-Based Pastoral Counselor who counts it a privilege to join with you in your emotional/spiritual burdens to find healing. As a Pastoral Counselor I have both theological and psychological resources to draw from as appropriate to your needs. Apart from my seminary training I have completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education as a Chaplain Resident at Carolinas Healthcare System (Atrium) – Main Campus. This ultimately led to me receiving board certification as a chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains.
I have also completed the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program through the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis where I earned certification as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. Whatever approach is most relevant to your needs I am informed by the idea that we are all seeking a meaning-filled life. This led me to complete coursework through the Institute of Logotherapy where I obtained the Academic Associate Credential.
Currently I am pursuing certification as a sex addiction therapist. Having already received significant training in sex addiction therapy I am a Certified Sex Addiction- Candidate through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).
I come to SureHope Counseling and Training Center with a background in working in the hospital and hospice setting. I have served in these contexts as a chaplain and grief counselor for several years. In addition to this I have had my own private practice. The diversity in these settings has afforded me the opportunity to help people struggling with grief/loss, life transitions, spiritual issues, relational issues, anxiety, and depression.
I am intent on creating a comfortable space where we can work together so that you may experience relief from pain, greater self-understanding, autonomy, improved relationships, resiliency, and a life filled with meaning.
Drs. Paul and Lillian Wong have said, “Meaning is all we have; relationship is all we need”. They go on to say that if we have both we can cope better with life’s difficulties and live a fuller more meaningful life. I agree. I look forward to working with you in your pursuit of restoration and purposeful living.