As a Deaf person, I recognize the importance of clear and effective communication within the counseling process. True change cannot happen without a clear understanding of the obstacles before you and the goals you want to achieve. I hope to be able to serve the needs of my clients through offering understanding of their circumstances. I will challenge them to transcend those circumstances to become who God created them to be.
As a Christian, I am keenly aware of the role faith plays in the healing process. In a world as diverse and varied in its perspectives on life, I respect the experiences and backgrounds of my clients. My counseling approach is grounded in the belief that we live in an imperfect world. Many of our struggles are rooted in broken relationships, disappointed expectations and severe hurts imposed either by ourselves or others (or both). I believe that God has given us the opportunity to experience healing through relationships with Him and others.
I like to think of myself as my clients' ally. Their healing, success and contentment is my goal. Clients must show a clear willingness to commit to the therapeutic process knowing that I will walk alongside them throughout the entire process. The Christian faith states that "the truth will set you free"(John 8:32). Regardless of background or faith, I firmly believe that the counseling process is one in which the counselor and client discover the truth in which the client is free to live life as a fulfilled individual.