The first step is calling me for your free phone consultation (or you can email me and I will call you). During this consultation, we'll briefly discuss you reason(s) for seeking out therapeutic services; I will answer any questions you may have; then, we'll schedule an appointment for your first visit. I will then direct you to go online and schedule your appointment and fill out the background information. If you are planning on using your insurance, please make sure that the biographical infomation reflects the person that is covered by the plan. Note: The online process may take place prior to the phone consultation if you so desire by clicking the "Start your initial consultation" button to the right. Next, you will come for your first session. We will begin by completing the necessary paperwork (come 15 minutes early to get a headstart). I will spend most of our time getting to know you and the problem at hand. I usually end the session with a simple homework assignment to help prepare your mind for our next session. Your second visit is your goal setting session. Having a clear understanding of what you want to accomplish in counseling is a very important step in the therapeutic process. Without goals, we are operating blindly; thus, we would have no way to measure progress. In essence, therapy goals provides the light at the end of the tunnel. The following sessions will be spent working toward your goals.
Are you looking to connect with your mate on a deeper level? Do you want to restore intimacy or repair the hurt caused by infidelity? If you feel like your relationship is one of high conflict, and resolving problems seems like an unachievable task, then please consider couples counseling.
Whether you have adult children or children still living in the home, as long as you are a parent, it is never too late to make changes. If you desire to have a better relationship with your children; or, if you need help in areas such as discipline and boundary setting, then please do not hesitate to call me to set up your first appointment.
As a licensed marital and family therapist, I have extensive training and experience in working with couples and family. For more than a decade I have devoted my career and ministry to serving couples and family in the professional counseling setting. I have developed these seminars based on my clinical expertise and experience in working with marriages and families over the years. I currently offer the following seminars:
Parenting R.I.S.K.S., LIfelong Rewards. Building Relationships that Last a Lifetime
The 5 Myths of Marriage
The V-Factor: Marriage Seminar (in development)
Special Speaking Engagements
I have experience speaking to religious organizations, academia professionals, non-profit and self-help organizations. I have spoken on mental health topics such as anxiety and depression, self-injury, control, and teenage drug and alcohol addiction. I have presented on relational topics, including but not limited to communication, sexuality and intimacy, blended families, parenting and the parent-child relationship, and forgiveness.
I am also available to speak on other mental health and family-related topics. Please contact me if you are interested in having me speak at your event.