Sugar Land: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Multi-Plan / PHCS
Individual, Couples, Adults
Clinical Areas of Focus
- Eating Disorders
- Loss / Grief
- Marital Issues
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Unwanted Same Sex Attraction
It takes courage to make this decision. I honor you for your courage. I love music, and right now Matthew West’s song, Broken Things, is playing gently – speaking about the God who loves us all: “It’s never the perfect; it’s always the one with scars that You use…..If it’s true, You use broken things, then here I am Lord, I’m all Yours.”
I believe there is a Superhero inside you and a God who loves you so deeply and perfectly, He will take whatever you are suffering with, rejoicing over (and anything in between), to make your life a Masterpiece, filled with the Master’s Peace. He is Jehovah Shalom (our Peace), Jehovah Rapha (our Healer), Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Armies), and El Roi (“the God who sees me”).
The Lord loves you so much, He wants you to know there is Power available to face, and overcome, any challenge – be it physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, relational – you name it!
As for me, I grew up in a family-owned business (bakery!), so I will serve you with a strong work ethic. And lots of humor! I am the youngest of 7 children. As a teen, I struggled with Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, and Addiction, as well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. I am in recovery from all of them, by God’s grace. My career began in Human Resources, transitioned to Christian ministry, and now culminates in Christian counseling, where Christ sets people free (see the Bible, the gospel of John, chapters 8:31-32, 10:10, and 15:4, 9-11).
I married my wonderful husband, Jim, in 1983 while he served in the U.S. Army. Being a military wife made me proud, and it was an honor to participate in a community of soldiers and families on mission together. Jim urged me to go beyond my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Campbell University, 1986), and pursue more. While studying at Asbury Theological Seminary, I fell in love with Counseling, and completed my Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2010. As a lifelong learner, I constantly acquire new skills to offer my clients best practices in mental health.
I am a specialist in serving females who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction, and their loved ones who want to support them in their healing journey. I stand respectfully beside the LGBTQ+ community in declaring there is freedom from same-sex attraction. How? Why? “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17 Wow. God Loves Us.). If you have the courage to work with me, and together – if we discern, reach, and heal the deepest issues that cause your pain, freedom is possible. If you are willing, I am available to serve you.
Advanced Certifications, Training, and Achievements
- Advanced training in EMDR
- Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator
- Certified Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) Facilitator
- Transformation Prayer Ministry Trained
- Attachment-Based Therapy
- Communication Coaching
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
- Narrative Therapy
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)