We work with life transitions, past experiences, unmet expectations and unmet needs, sexual issues, marital struggles, communication problems, parenting concerns, low self-esteem, adjusting to adolescence, stress, grief, health issues, spiritual struggles, depression and anxiety that challenge or overwhelm us and threaten the relationships that are the most significant in our lives.
Lifepoint therapists are Masters level Marriage and Family Therapists. Marriage and Family Therapy is a systemic approach with a goal of empowering the client toward the abundant life.
We would be honored by the opportunity to meet with you to discern if, and how, we can support you on your journey.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I care deeply about helping my clients reach their goals by identifying strengths, discovering possibilities, and finding balance in their lives. The journey to healing and wholeness requires a safe place to process the difficulties in life, and by walking together, we create that safety so that the client may regain a sense of fullness in their life, enrich their relationships, and find their unique purpose and meaning in life.
I work with couples, families, and individuals dealing with relational issues, past experiences, life transitions, communication, sexual issues, stress, grief, depression and anxiety that threaten to overwhelm us and bring distress to our most important relationships. Marriage or couple counseling utilizes my training in Discernment Counseling and the Gottman Institute. I also work with those who have been affected by abuse and addictions as they find healing and wholeness.
Pre-marital sessions are available for couples to identify their expectations and need, unearth challenges, and appreciate their differences. Therapy involves a process. A safe and supportive environment is essential to achieve wholeness, health, and healing. I would be honored to walk with you as you work toward your goals.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist I believe each individual, couple and family is unique with their own set of strengths and struggles. My focus is getting to know my clients and helping them access tools and resources within themselves to achieve success in therapy. I strive to come along side and help those who are dealing with difficult issues and seasons in life.
I work with individuals of all age (children, teens, adults) as well as couples and families at all different stages of life. Primarily my focus is helping couples achieve satisfying and life-long marriages.
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My passion is people. I believe we each have unique and important stories filled with intrinsic value and authenticity; strengths and resources; as well as hardship, conflict and loss. At times, life becomes overwhelming and unbalanced, keeping us stuck and unfulfilled. Therapy can be considered like a journey. Together, we navigate through the difficult terrain and troublesome areas of life, while illuminating hidden treasures and worth along the way that may have gone unnoticed over time. It is a process of discovering those enriching stories, guiding you to a more balanced, preferred and satisfying approach to life.
Within my work, I utilize highly researched and proven methods when meeting people of all ages and stages of life. I walk alongside those who may be struggling with low self-esteem, coping skills, stress and anxiety, loneliness, life transitions, communication and relationship issues, whether that is marriage, family or peer conflict.
My gentle and compassionate spirit affirms, respects and celebrates one’s narrative. I strive to be and create a safe place for people, and I am committed in journeying with you towards healing, growth and relational wholeness.
Being in the field since 2010, one of the most powerful effects I have found in therapy is providing a safe space where you are heard, understood, and accepted. We all have stress and struggles at times and there is great healing in exploring and touching those feelings. In therapy, I can help with finding the root cause of behavior, which is caused by feelings, which is caused by your focus. I can work with you in discovering unmet needs, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, and feeling lost.
I have had the privilege of working with adolescents, adults, older adults, couples, and families over the years. I focus on the relationships people have and strengthening the bond and attachment in it. I am happy to do this work with you whether you come to therapy by yourself, with your partner, or your family. This type of therapy can help many populations and symptoms including depression, anxiety, couples, pre-marriage counseling, and families.
A final specialty I am trained in is discernment counseling. This type of counseling is for couples who are “on the brink” of their marriage. In this type of counseling, one partner is typically “leaning in” to the marriage and the other is “leaning out” of it. Discernment counseling helps the couple decide if they would like to go forward with divorce, or work to save their marriage. Research has found that there is a large need for counseling for this type of couple.
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Emotional pain can feel unbearable at times. It can stick with us and influence so many parts of our lives. It is my desire to assist you in realizing your full potential while you heal from the hurts of your past. I do not believe you are broken. You may be stuck, but not broken. There is hope.
As a master’s level Marriage and Family Therapist I can help assess, strengthen, and improve your relationship, family, and/or personal life, using a systems perspective which considers the many varied contexts of your life. I have been married for over 48 years and have three children who are married and have children of their own. I served 17 years in the United States Army as a pilot and 20 years as a pilot instructor for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. The United States Army played a large role in training and preparing me to help others.
My approach is strength based with a focus on helping you find positive solutions. It is my passion to provide a compassionate and nonjudgmental atmosphere and to help you experience wholeness and truth that will help you overcome life’s obstacles.