The counseling process can be a challenging and exciting journey. My goal is to infuse hope while ensuring a safe place for you to share your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a trusting relationship. My role is to listen and help explore the reasons that prompted you to seek counseling. I will assist you in identifying stressors that contribute to your concern and help develop strategies for coping with or altering these stressors as we work together to achieve your counseling goals and renew your mental health.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, women's issues, marriage and relationship counseling, internal and external boundary issues, and young adults. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I practice from a Christian world view, but do not impose my beliefs on clients; however, I can incorporate this perspective if desired.
I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in Springfield, Missouri in 2013. I completed my practicum at the Relationship Center in Springfield, Missouri and have experience as a Community Support Specialist through Burrell Behavioral Health in Springfield, Missouri. I began working at University Counseling Services at Truman State University in January 2014. I received supervision during my first two years at UCS for licensure and am now a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I began private practice with Anchor Counseling in May 2016 and established Renew Counseling LLC in 2020.
I am here to support you in this journey. Please reach out by phone or email when you are ready. Telehealth or in-person sessions are available.