Description of practice: At Pathways to Growth Counseling, our first priority is to extend deep respect, care and acceptance to each individual client. Your story matters and we feel it to be an honor and privilege for you to share your story with us. It is our goal to foster an atmosphere of warmth, safety, compassion and non-judgment as a means to create space for your healing and growth. Pathways to Growth Counseling provides support, empathy and affirmation coupled with the necessary challenges, techniques and tools to help you move forward; uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating.
Practice type: Group private practice
Insurance accepted (if yes, what companies): BCBS and self-pay
Description of self/services for directory: My education includes a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and am also currently pursuing certification as a Registered Play Therapist. I have experience working in community-based agencies as well as office settings, providing mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults.
Before beginning graduate school, I was blessed to have the opportunity to serve on a mission team in Argentina for two years. Through this experience, I gained a greater appreciation for a beautiful country and a deeper understanding of other cultures. I also speak Spanish and enjoy working with Latino families.
Throughout graduate school, I completed an internship at a pregnancy resource center, providing crisis counseling and facilitating a program focused on parenting skills training. As a mother to two young children I love helping others on their journey through pregnancy and the postpartum stage. Motherhood is a huge blessing but also comes with many challenges. I have a passion for walking alongside other mothers as they encounter both the joys and frustrations of parenting.
When requested by the client, I seek to help others develop a deeper understanding of God’s presence and purpose in their circumstances. While my counseling orientation is based on a Christian worldview, I also utilize other approaches to therapy based upon client need. I have received training in play therapy and utilize this approach when counseling preschool and elementary age children. I have always loved art and often use creative approaches with all ages. It is my goals to work with you, wherever you are, and help you experience a new sense of peace and hope.
Areas that match your field of specialization (i.e. anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, etc.): children, adolescents, families, and adult women. Anxiety, depression, divorce/separation, family conflict, parenting, self-esteem, school issues, relationship issues, peer relationships, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum, life transitions
I am a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider offering telehealth virtual counseling sessions to residents of North Carolina (NC) and South Carolina (SC). I understand that making a decision to begin counseling can be an intimidating undertaking, so the option of being able to do so from your own personal space can make counseling more viable and comfortable. I strive to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental virtual space, and I value the relationship we will develop as an important element to the exploration, growth and/or healing that you desire.
Being among a limited number of therapists certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) within the Carolinas, I use the EFT approach to help you reconnect with your partner to create a safer, more secure bond, such that you can get the kind of comfort and understanding you desire within the relationship. As a Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, I also provide premarital counseling. In addition, I have experience working with individuals struggling with diverse challenges, ranging from temporarily overwhelming stressors to life-altering losses or circumstances. Prior experience gives me distinct insight into the demands and stressors of working in corporate culture.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (NC), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NC), Licensed Professional Counselor (SC) and National Certified Counselor with advanced training in Internal Family Systems. With a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, I am uniquely trained as a Christian counselor and committed to do all I can to make you feel welcome and free from judgment regardless of where you are in your faith walk.