I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) designation through the state of Tennesssee. I have worked for the past 15 years as a mental health counselor. The majority of my counseling experience includes working with children, adolescents, and young adults, ages 2 to 20. I also have experience working with adults in that I have led multiple groups of divorcing parents.
I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and have helped parents and their children cope with past events, such as abuse, accidents, natural disasters, and loss. In addition, I have supported parents in dealing with their children’s behavior problems, and helped children deal with anxiety, grief, depression, stress, attention-deficit problems, and substance abuse, just to name a few.
I am most passionate about working with kids and their families and helping them grow and change. My business name, Growing Light, comes from the idea of Psalm 119:105 in the Bible. Psalm 119:105 states that “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” I hope with my services with a Christian perspective that I can help children and their families grow in light to make positive changes.