I'm Christy, former banker turned counselor when the corporate world left me unfulfilled and restless.
Now, I work with couples, individuals, and families to help anchor them in their place of relational and personal well-being.
I believe in the power of the emotional human experience to bring change and contentment.
Lover of people
For as long as I can remember, I have had a natural tendency to connect with people in a genuine way.
The ocean is my peaceful place
Until recently, I have always lived close to the ocean. It's where I go to relax and replenish my soul.
Married with two adult children
I'm a recent empty-nester. As a dedicated dog mom, I spoil my two furry babies while I wait for grandkids.
my journey here
After over 20 years in the banking industry, I began to feel God's call to something more. My life experience and recognition of the brokenness in our world brought me to pursue mental health counseling later in life.
In addition to my formal education and training, my approach is seasoned by who I am as a "wounded healer" and founded by my Christian worldview.
I have a passion to journey with my clients as they pursue hope and authenticity with God, themselves, and others.
It is so important for you to have an idea of who I am because it is essential for you to feel comfortable in therapy!
I also know that you need to know that I know what I am doing, and that I have proper education to do what I'm doing. So here's the "boring resume stuff:
I have been practicing since December 2017. I went to school at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I received my B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling.
I am duel licensed. I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist.
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. This is considered the "gold standard" of couples therapy.
I am a member of three professional organizations:
American Association of Christian Counselors
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy