Are you a Christian woman in your 40s-50s experiencing emotional distress after a hard breakup or Narcissistic abuse? Are you looking for support but feeling judged by your faith community? Do you have self-condemning thoughts and doubt your value and worth, but WANT to have positive feelings toward yourself? Do you feel emotionally overconnected to another person and want your sense of independence back? Then YOU are the kind of client I enjoy working with! Together, we can evaluate and dispute negative thoughts and beliefs, resolve spiritual crises, break trauma bonds, and find acceptance for realities unlikely to change. I specialize in treating self-esteem, codependency, and divorce. I love working with clients to heal from trauma, resolve anger, and find acceptance for unrealized expectations. Middle-aged Christian women who have experienced physical, emotional, verbal or narcissistic abuse are my primary focus. I use spiritually informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients identify abuse, set boundaries, heal from trauma, resolve anger, and find acceptance for unrealized expectations. I provide practical, therapeutic, and spiritual interventions. Potential clients should know that I provide a safe, goal-oriented environment to work toward wholeness without judgment or criticism. Together we consider biblical truths and find ways to apply them to mental health. We will identify, evaluate, and dispute thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that conflict with God's grace, truth, and love. of focus include fear, anger, guilt, grief, shame, stress, forgiveness, self-esteem, relationship loss, divorce and hopelessness. I open sessions with prayer. Successful treatment completion looks like you have met your therapy goals and are routinely staying inside your window of tolerance (the optimal level of arousal for emotions, memories, thoughts, experiences, and people) that you can endure without destabilizing. Visit my website, www.growingingrace.life to view video podcasts. I'm happy to answer questions through email before scheduling an appointment. I am completely virtual in my practice and meet with clients via distance counseling only. I provide handouts, prayers, and worksheets for therapy homework between sessions to reinforce skills acquired in sessions.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
Even before our first session together, I will provide information on ways to create a healing environment while in therapy, tips for meeting therapeutic goals, and a prayer to submit needs and stressors to God.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I accompany clients on the journey of healing from emotional distress using both proven therapy skills and spiritual interventions consistent with the Christian faith. I use Christ-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy to help clients evaluate their thoughts for truth and find acceptance for realities that are not likely to change. I integrate prayer, scripture, and spiritual interventions consistent with the Christian faith into therapy, unless you don’t want it. I focus heavily on God’s grace and believers’ identity in Christ.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I love working with clients to heal from trauma, resolve anger, and find acceptance for unrealized expectations. Women who have experienced physical, emotional, verbal or narcissistic abuse are my primary focus.