In my practice, I offer counseling for teens, adult individuals, and families dealing with a wide range of issues. As your counselor, I offer empathy, cultural humility, and unconditional positive regard. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, codependency, or other concerns, I would be happy to help you find practical techniques to overcome the challenges you face. Together we will explore effective ways for you to experience lasting wholeness and health – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
My Goal as a Christian Counselor
My goal is to empower you to reach your full potential through our sessions together. I take a holistic approach to counseling so that every part of your being comes together to be in sync. I want you to feel whole after exploring who you are so you can experience healing and gain confidence as an individual.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
I offer a welcoming atmosphere where you can feel comfortable, settled, and fully engaged. I begin sessions by simply checking in and seeing how things transpired in your day before coming to session. This allows me to get an idea of how you are feeling before we dive into any plans for the session. I allow you to guide the session with what you want to explore and will offer practical help and support along the way.
My Approach to Christian Counseling
Incorporating the Christian faith in counseling allows for change to occur on many levels. When the Christian faith is used in counseling, it allows for the spirit to be spoken to which then creates the space for the mind to be transformed. As a Christian practitioner, I consider myself to be an instrument that God uses to guide therapy sessions so the appropriate interventions can take place.
Qualifications & Experience
I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University and a Master of Education in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University. I am also a Specialist of Education in Professional Counseling and Supervision through University of West Georgia.
My Call to Christian Counseling
I have always been an intuitive person who enjoys conversing with people about their life experiences. After taking a psychology class in high school, I was so intrigued and knew that learning about the mind and behavior was what I wanted to do. This led me to majoring in psychology in undergraduate school. In this program, I interned at a shelter for women facing domestic violence where I interacted with women of all ages and backgrounds. I have always had a love for learning and education so I incorporated that passion with my desire to help began studying counselor education in graduate school. Upon graduation, I started my career as a school counselor.
More About Me/On a Personal Note
I am of Haitian descent and I grew up in New York City where I was surrounded by many other ethnicities and backgrounds. This has enhanced my ability to incorporate a multicultural perspective in my counseling. I am bilingual and speak Haitian Creole. I enjoy traveling and experiencing new places. I am a big foodie who loves to try all types of different foods from many cultures. In my free time, I enjoy biking. Biking is one of the ways I practice self-care. I also enjoy a good gym workout to release endorphins and keep me feeling energized.
Areas of Expertise/Specialties
- Abandonment and Neglect
- Aging and Geriatric Issues
- Anger Management
- Counseling for Teens
- Family Counseling
- Grief and Loss
- Group Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Online Counseling
- Personal Development
- Professional Development
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Spiritual Development
- Weight Loss
- Women’s Issues
Anxiety is normal and is our brain’s way of telling us something. It can range from feeling uneasy to the crippling feelings that make you unable to make it through the day. By using mindfulness, I will help you understand the causes of your anxiety and how to use coping skills to work through anxious moments.
Counseling for Teens
As a teenager or adolescent, you go through many changes physically, mentally, and emotionally that impact how you feel about yourself and the way others perceive you. I will work with you to delve into the many transitions that impact you as a teen and how to navigate this very important time in your life.
Whether you are dealing with issues surrounding your romantic relationships, friendships, or family, I will help you work through finding the right interventions for you and your loved ones. We will discuss topics such as boundaries, communication, compromise, and more to help build the right set of tools to navigate your relationships.
It may feel as though you cannot survive without someone being your only source of strength and support. Know that the God that made you created you to be “fearfully and wonderfully made.” This means that you are clothed in strength and have all that you need within you to be fully whole in this world. Through our sessions, I will help you be empowered to relieve yourself from codependency and be fruitful on your own.
In our counseling sessions, I will help you be the best version of you. I will help you build your confidence to present yourself to the world without fear. We will work on knowing who you are and build on helping you become who you want to be.
Sessions: I offer 53-minute sessions. Sessions can be held more than once per week, weekly, or every other week. Scheduling options are discussed in greater detail during your Risk-Free Initial Session.
Availability (by office location):
- Bellevue – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday
- Online (WA residence only)
Fees: I offer a Risk-Free Initial Session for individuals, families, and groups looking to pursue counseling with me. Please note that there is a fee for the Risk-Free Initial Session as it is a clinical hour and reimbursable to most insurance companies, but if you choose not to reschedule and continue therapy after the initial session the entire fee for the session will be waived. For ongoing treatment the full fee per session is required at the time of service.
Insurance: As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), some insurance companies will reimburse for a portion of my services (as an Out of Network Provider). Please consult with your insurance provider as to whether they specifically cover adolescents, individuals and couples.
Receipts/Statements: In the event you require a printed or digital receipt, I will provide receipts for personal use, insurance reimbursement, Flex Spending Accounts (FSA), and Health Savings Accounts (HSA).
Payment options: Cash, Check, or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, & American Express). A fee of up to 3.7% plus $0.15 per transaction will be added for credit card payments.