"My passion is helping others find hope, healing, peace, and joy."
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Raleigh, NC. I am also a wife and mother of four.
I have been working in the field of counseling since 2004 and have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, high school, and inpatient psychiatric hospital.
In 2015, I founded Star of Hope Counseling where I provide Counseling and Therapy as well as Consultation for individuals.
My Catholic faith is central and it guides my work. I believe in God's promise that He has "a plan of hope" for each of us (Jeremiah 29). I specialize in integrating psychology and counseling with a faith-based perspective to help the "whole person"--emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.
In addition to my clinical experience, I strive to maintain a spirit of humility, relying on God's grace to help others find hope, healing, peace, and joy. Like Mother Teresa, I see myself as a "pencil in God's hands."
EDUCATION: M.S.,Clinical Psychology, The Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Arlington, Virginia (now Divine Mercy University), M.A., Counseling, Marymount University, B.S. Psychology, Arizona State University
Spirituality and ministry is a big part of my life. I am the Founder/former Director of the Full of Grace Women's Ministry at my church. In helping others, I draw on my experience and knowledge of the spiritual life and the lives of the saints, many of whom struggled with mental health difficulties and relied on faith and God's grace for strength amidst their suffering.