The late Dr. Bill Bright, founder of CRU, once said that the Christian life isn't just difficult, it's impossible! Without the indwelling Spirit to animate our imago dei, or "God likeness", we would perpetually live as slaves to the old nature. Despite having supernatural resources at our disposal, life is still downright hard and sometimes we're faced with obstacles that no amount of faith, spiritual input, or prayer can dissolve. As Christians, we can succumb to feelings of guilt and shame for not being "spiritual enough" to overcome these difficulties. Perhaps this shame-based narrative has kept you from seeking services that could truly set you on the path to freedom and wholeness. I'd like to give you a new narrative, one that allows for weakness and imperfection without diminishing your image-bearer status.
My therapeutic approach is textured by 20 years as a vocational minister with Athletes in Action (a CRU ministry), and I continue to be passionate about equipping young adults to live in freedom and truth. I opened my private practice in 2020 and obtained certification as an eating disorders specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp). I am also a member of the International OCD Foundation (iocdf) and am trained in Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD through the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI).