When you realize life isn’t how you want it to be, fight back.
I help people, like you, who have realized life just isn’t what they want it to be learn how to fight back. Your anxiety, your church hurt, your marriage issue, your parenting struggle, your pornography use, your grief – none of those have to win the day. Fighting back isn’t easy, but it is the only way to move forward and find freedom.
The fact that you’re here reading this means you’ve already started to believe fighting back might be worth it. Most of us get stuck in the chaos of life convincing ourselves we can do this on our own, or we don’t need help because this isn’t that bad. It’s not easy admitting to ourselves we might not be able to figure this one out on our own, not to mention admitting it to someone else.
I get it. The last thing I want to do is spend time thinking and talking about how my life isn’t what I believe it could be. Just like you, it takes some time for me to be able to reach out for help.
When you’re ready, I’m ready.
You can do this. Life can be different than it is right now, but nothing is going to change until you put in the work and fight back.
I believe your life can be different than it is today.
For many of us, life is more difficult than we'd like to admit. From time to time, for whatever reason, we end up off the path some distance from wherever we imagined we'd be. I got into counseling to help people fight back against the chaos and pain in their lives. I want to see people stay on the path, find hope and encouragement in their brokenness, and discover the purpose God has for their lives.
I am currently in the final year of my mental health counseling MA program. I am being supervised by an experienced counselor. After graduation I'll begin working towards licensure in the state of Iowa. Presenting problems I'm most equipped for are pornography, marriage, and spiritual burnout or church hurt.
Before getting into counseling, I previously worked as a pastor in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I have an MDiv from Phoenix Seminary - which serves as a foundation for a lot of the care I offer.
For better or for worse, what you’ll get when you meet with me is.. well, me. I’m not going to pretend to be someone or something I’m not, and I don’t want you to either. I love what I do and you’ll be able to tell. I don’t sit back smiling and nodding – I get in the fight with you. I’ll ask you hard questions. We will laugh together (a lot). We’ll probably talk about things you never thought you’d say out loud. Trust me, I’ve heard it all and you have nothing to be ashamed of.
Call me, email me, or fill out the contact form to set up an appointment and start fighting back.
I can help with a variety of problems life throws your way. I also know my own limitations, so if there’s someone else who could help with your struggle better than I can I’ll work for you get you to the right place. Some issues I’m most equipped for are:
Pornography brings brokenness where ever it goes. Those who consume it feel ashamed and powerless. While spouses and parents are left feeling helpless, angry, and confused. if you need help breaking the power of porn in your life, or processing someone else's use of porn, I can help you.
Marriage and Relationships
All marriages need constant care. After all, we are all more messy than we would like to admit. Some marriages need a tune up while others are in need of more in-depth repairs. if you're looking for support, regardless of the shape your marriage is in, I can help you.
Spiritual Burnout or Church Hurt
Unfortunately, we sometimes get hurt by the last people or places we would have imagined – our church. Others of us have been working so hard for God we seem to have lost Him along the way. Even if you haven’t lost Him, you certainly feel exhausted trying to keep up all your spiritual achievements. If you are looking for a place to process your church hurt or spiritual burnout, I can help you.
At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel. This is true for supervisors, managers, teachers, co-workers, bosses, spouses, parents, family members, and friends. My experiential empathy workshop equips participants with the necessary skills to care for those around them well.