I’m so glad you’re here! I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and learned early on that the most meaningful conversations often take place at the end of a boat dock with coffee in hand. If I had it my way, we’d be drinking something yummy from mugs that look more like bowls than cups and letting the lapping waves kiss our toes.
But since we can’t meet face to face (yet), I’ll start, and hope that someday I will have the privilege of getting to know you and hearing your story too.
I’m an old soul who wears my heart my sleeve. I like tough questions and deep, honest answers and I seem to be hard-wired to dream dreams that scare me.
In God’s humor, He has used a job that I love to teach me about my own heart.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my greatest joy is to help my clients know their inherent value and safety. What I could not see for many years was that I was living my own life outside of this freedom, clinging to coping behaviors I had relied on since childhood like performance, control, and independence, that I was convinced were making me worth loving. But as I would discover, the coping behaviors we adopt in order to protect ourselves from pain in our early years, become barriers to meaning and connection later in life.
When I faced multiple miscarriages, a devastating diagnosis, and relational struggle, these protective behaviors failed. In the midst of pain, I discovered a surprising path to healing when I lost my grip on control, and swerved right into God’s arms, where I found a peace and joy that can never be taken away.
My passion is to help others find this peace and joy too. I do this through counseling, writing and speaking about topics that weave psychology and faith. I am more than willing to go first when it comes to sharing my mistakes and the joy I have found in discovering that Jesus is the better version of everything we’ve been looking for.
I hope to meet you soon!