As a wife and mother of three children I’ve experienced many things testing my strength. For this practice, I am simply an instrument purposed to help people explore choices toward freely living a life that doesn’t have to be so hard to live anymore. We do a lot of work inside our meeting space, but I believe the real test is outside it.
I decided to offer Christian counseling because many clients I know have desired it and found it to be incredibly valuable. In my professional experience, I’ve discovered and continue to grow a profound respect for the power of God. I know nothing like it. I believe God is the source of all truth, light, peace, hope, and joy and these are all pieces I want woven throughout this practice. Although these can successfully be achieved by other means, God’s presence and movement is welcome here so we don’t have to avoid the topic. However, I understand and respect anyone who wants to receive therapy free of religion, so we use secular therapeutic methods unless otherwise preferred by you
Christian Counseling Associates
From Summer 2017 -Winter 2019 I completed about half of my hours at this group practice as a candidate for marriage and family therapy licensure. I provided affordable counseling for individuals, families, and couples.
Cornerstone Counseling and Consulting Incorporated
From Summer 2017 – Fall 2019 I completed about half of my hours at this outpatient facility servicing clients with state healthcare, offering case management, and multiple other programs. During this time I became increasingly interested in working with teens and adults with issues of trauma, mood disorders, and relationship issues.
University of Central Oklahoma: Jackson College of Graduate Studies
In Spring 2017 I received my graduate degree of Master of Science in the Family and Child Studies LMFT program, with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral theory and family systems approaches.
From Summer 2016 – Spring 2017 I completed my practicum during an internship at the Christian Counseling Associates offices in Oklahoma City and Edmond. In this non-profit ministry I saw a diversity of ages from toddlers to older adults, and a greater diversity of issues. I operated in context of co-therapy with colleagues as well as practiced individual, family, and couples therapy independently.
In Fall 2015 I began counseling students in the part-time University of Central Oklahoma Counseling Center. Here I offered free services for students facing issues ranging between anxiety and depression, to achieve wellness and improved functioning in their lives.
Oklahoma Department of Human Services- MWC Office
From Fall 2011 – Spring 2016 I did social work at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in Midwest City. I received clients in the child support sector. I focused on assisting families achieve financial assistance, resolve disputes in legally binding contracts, mediated disagreements and provided resources wherever and whenever applicable.
University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)
From Summer 2007 – Summer 2011 I studied at UCO. During the Summer of 2011 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with focus on studies of human behavior and social public service and research.