I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Alabama and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I also hold a certification as a Grief Recovery Specialist from the Grief Recovery Institute. I conducted research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility prior to pursuing my Master's of Education in Counseling from the University of Montevallo.
From 2007 through 2017 I worked in the field of addiction recovery at the residential level of care. Through my own intensive therapeutic work and spiritual study, I made a decision to embark on opening a private counseling practice and, thus, Restore Counseling Services was begun in October of 2017. Since that time, I have completed my Supervising Counselor License in Alabama, enabling me to supervise and train new LPC’s. I have also completed the scholars and masters program certifications with the Institute for Conscious Being, focusing on the use of the enneagram as a spiritual tool for living fully. I am a Certified Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist through CENAPS, which was founded by Terrence Gorski. Continuing to pursue education and knowledge in all areas of interest is paramount for me in order to better aid clients and my own wellbeing.
I am passionate about helping people find fulfillment in their lives through embracing total wellness. In my history as a counselor, I have placed specific emphasis on the role of forgiveness bringing internal freedom to people and their relationships. I use a mixture of theories and therapeutic styles including Cognitive-Behavioral, Reality Choice, Adlerian, Jungian, and Family Systems. I do believe in practical application of techniques discussed in session and provide assignments for application of these techniques to see if there has been benefit to the client.
On a more personal note, I am married to Justin and have two children, Sophie and AJ. We also have two pugs, Albus and Newt, as well as a Conure named Charlie. I am lover of music and literature. I often laugh and tell people that I am addicted to two things: coffee and trees. As far as a harm reduction method goes, those are pretty good alternatives, I think.
Safety and security within the environment and sessions are of paramount importance to me. A homelike, comfortable environment for individual, couples, and group sessions is provided so clients can feel a nurturing experience through multiple senses while going through the therapeutic process. I do believe change is possible and there is hope in every situation. Spirituality and Faith guide and sustain this belief for me.
Specializing in Grief, Addiction Recovery,
and Spirituality Issues
Restore counseling and the modalities we practice are a mental, spiritual, and physical gift we give to ourselves. Practical behavioral applications aid in making lifestyle changes over time. Many people need assistance in identifying thought patterns and behavioral patterns that are blocking progress in spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbgriefeing.
Restore Counseling Services exists to help individuals and groups identify these blocks, make healthy changes, and do maintenance work to continue applying those changes in everyday life.
Seeing individual worth is critical to a healthy spiritual outlook and to cultivating hope. Restore Counseling Services is birthed out of a spiritual desire for all to see hope manifested in daily life through practical application of spiritual principles.
For any questions you have or to schedule a session you can contact me in the following ways:
3150 Lorna Road, Suite 418
Hoover, Alabama 35216