Practice Specialties

  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Christian Divorce Counseling
  • Couples Christian Counseling
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Grief and Bereavement Christian Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Christian Counseling
  • Senior Adult Christian Counseling
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling

About

PRACTICE
I provide individual, marriage couple, family and group pastoral counseling to adults and children. Much of my work is with trauma, marriage, family, self-esteem, depression, anger, anxiety, suicide prevention, grief and spirituality issues. My clients come from many Christian denominations and various religions. For 34 years I was a missionary, international professor and counselor. I lived or traveled in 80 countries on all 7 continents and have extensive, broad, deep experience with numerous cultures in many types of activity, work and study.

I believe every human being is created in the image of God and of tremendous worth. In a professional manner I bring the insights, theories, tools and practices of the social sciences and Christian theology to bear on issues causing distress to those who are in pain in order to help them fulfill the wholeness of their unique personhood and to reduce what blocks satisfaction of their needs.

I take an eclectic, multi-disciplinary approach to counseling utilizing as needed the insights and methods of most major therapies. I rely heavily on psychodynamics, cognitive behavior therapy and family systems.

I believe that healing happens along the lines of relationship, hence I bring myself - who I am and my own life experiences as a person - into an empathic, non-judgmental, accepting, therapeutic alliance with the person(s) seeking help.

EDUCATION

> Doctor of Ministry (1986) Harding University Graduate School of Religion (currently Harding School of Theology), Memphis, TN

> Master of Theology (Master of Divinity), Counseling (1982) Harding University Graduate School of Religion (currently Harding School of Theology), Memphis, TN

> Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude (1977), double major in Missions and Biblical Languages, Harding University, Searcy, AR

> CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) of the American Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (AACPE)-Four (4) Units Levels I & II of chaplain internships in all major areas of the hospital (2010-2012)

> Continuing Education: "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Clinical Update" - Harvard University Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dept of Psychiatry (March 2013)

> Continuing Education: "Treating Couples" - Harvard University Medical School & Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization, Dept of Psychiatry (Nov 2012)

> Continuing Education: "The Revolutionary Practice of Mind Body Medicine" - Harvard University Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (Sep 2012)

> Continuing Education: "The Practice of Psychotherapy: Patients in Context" - Harvard University Medical School & Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization, Dept of Psychiatry (Jun 2012)

> Continuing Education: Other extensive data available upon request


CREDENTIALS

> NC Certified Fee-Based Practicing Pastoral Counselor (NCBFBPPC) #94 - NC State Board of Examiners of FBPPC

> NC Association of Pastoral Counselors (NCAPC)

> Fellow and Certified Pastoral Counselor - American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)

> Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC) #1198 - Board of Christian Professional & Pastoral Counselors/ International Board of Christian Care

> Member - American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

> Accredited Provider - Triple P Positive Parenting Program - Level 4

> Member - Society for Christian Psychology

> Listed in the National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists

> Listed on the Psychology Today website

> Listed in the Christian Care Network

> Listed in the Christian Counselor Directory

> Listed in the International Therapist Directory

> Former Accredited Supervisor in the Kenya Counseling Association (KCA)

I have two practice locations in NC: Raleigh and Rocky Mount

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
Brooks Ave. C/C
700 Brooks Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27607-4132

Thursday, Friday:
Westside C/

Client Payment Information

  • Accepts insurance
  • Client rates are on a sliding scale

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