"One of the remarkable qualities of the story is that it creates space. We can dwell in a story, walk around, find our own place. The story confronts but does not oppress; the story inspires but does not manipulate. The story invites us to an encounter, a dialogue, a mutual sharing. As long as we have stories to tell to each other there is hope." - Henri Nouwen
Many of our stories have been shaped by forces from the spiritual life - including parenting practices, cultural expectations, and systemic oppression justified by religious beliefs. This can and has had powerful impacts on our lives. I'm not an exception. Life has offered me moments of struggle and loss, that have de-constructed what I believed and lived. Yet, from the depths of experience, comes a spirit and practicing wisdom that is freeing.
As a trained mental health counselor and former family Christian pastor, I have walked and guided individuals through their life struggles and journeys. I honor each person and their unique values and perspectives, partnering with them to create an authentic space and process of personal growth and meaning making. As a spiritual being and seeker, I respect all of those on their journey, at every point. My ultimate reality comes from the belief in restoration of life through Jesus Christ, who offers love to ALL. As a trained coach and counselor, my purpose and skills are used to enable you to connect to you and your faith, not a use the skills to connect you to mine.
As a person and practitioner, this LOVE meets me in every moment of every day, and I am able to BE this LOVE, as it transforms me.. I welcome the chance to work with you, so that you can connect with LOVE and wisdom in and for your life. If you are interested in learning more about counseling around spiritual issues, please reach out through my contact page.
“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” --