AREAS OF FOCUS
Relationships, Pre-Marital, Marriage, Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Care for Ministers & Pastors, Missionary Care, Spiritual Formation
As a Pastoral Counselor, I am not able to bill to insurance. I offer a discounted rate for my services.
I'm a Pastoral Counselor. That means I counsel from a biblical perspective with what I understand to be God’s design for life. It does NOT mean I spend our session time preaching to you, though! Don't worry, you won't get a sermon. And you won't be judged.
I take a holistic approach. We're physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual beings, and I want to help people find wholeness and balance in all of these areas of their lives. My education, training, background and experience have given me tools to hold out hope and help to people who are struggling with difficult seasons of life and personal crises. My goal is to connect people with the grace of Christ, and help them find healing and wholeness through this process.
Before coming to New Path 12:2, I served in full-time located church ministry for 45 years, in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, Las Vegs, Nevada and Manchester, Iowa. I have also given pastoral care to missionaries on the field, traveling to their places of service abroad.
My Bachelor’s Degree is in Sacred Music, from Midwest Christian College (which, since my graduation, has merged with Ozark Christian College). I combined music, youth and family ministry for a little more than half my 45 years in local ministry, and then focused on Care Ministry for the last 16 years. For most of my ministry career, I found myself in the role of counselor to teens, parents, couples and individuals. I returned to college as a non-traditional student, at the University of Oklahoma, where I received a Master of Human Relations Degree.
I want to connect people with the grace of Christ. I want to guide people to discover and experience the healing and freedom grace brings to a humble heart. I take people where they are, for who they are. If they invite me and permit me, I'll help them grow to become more of who God had in mind when He first thought of them.
True Faced, by John Lynch, Bruce McNicol, Bill Thrall
The Cure, by John Lynch, Bruce McNicol, Bill Thrall
The Power of the Other, by Henry Cloud
Boundaries, By Henry Cloud & John Townsend
Ruthless Trust, by Brennen Manning
Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, by Les and Leslie Parrot
The Lies We Believe, by Chris Thurman
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis