Everyone has a story, and here’s a bit of mine. I thought I was going to be a youth pastor for life. As I like to say, if you want to make God laugh, just tell Him your plans. I was living the good life as a youth pastor for a little over 20 years and loving it. Then ministry life took an unexpected turn. I ended up serving as a worship leader, pastor, church planter and eventually landed in my present role as a Pastoral Counselor. Serving people is my passion and I’ve found my new sweet spot through this counseling practice.
The story of our lives always unfolds a little differently than we imagine it, so it’s important to take a look at what’s happening and make sure we’re living the life we want to live. Sometimes life happens to us, and sometimes we veer off course by our choices. Getting back to what we envision restores hope, confidence, and a joy for living.
How do I help others discover or recapture joy and peace? My approach is kind, compassionate, and solution oriented. I help my clients focus their energy on taking practical steps for the present and creating a desirable future, not rehashing past mistakes. I feel I’m a coach of sorts, offering encouragement or a gentle nudge when needed to help my clients who are feeling stuck.
What else about me? I’m a lover of learning, and often I’m able to share new insights that speak to what is happening in my clients’ lives. I also am a love things that bring joy, like rehearsing gratitude, watching videos that inspire laughter, or simply watching wildlife in the backyard. I get excited about sports, exercise and spending time with family. And most anything chocolate.
Certifications and Affiliations
Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, #05099410, Georgia Board of Examiners for Christian Counselors and Therapists
Amen Certified Brain Health Professional
Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors
Member and Past President of the Georgia Christian Counselors Association
Bachelor of Arts double major in Religion and Psychology, Randolph-Macon College
Master of Arts in Christian Education, Union Presbyterian Seminary
Take the first step to a healthier and more fulfilling life. I offer sessions in person in our East Cobb office, by phone or video chat. Contact me today for a free 15 minute phone consultation, or if you’re ready, book a session by clicking the button below.
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