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Children/Adolescents and their families, Adults (primarily women of all ages), Pre-Married and Married Couples 



My approach to counseling marries my Christian faith with my education and training in psychology.  I believe that a true approach to Christian counseling is Christ-centered, biblically-based, and acknowledges and invites the work of the Holy Spirit.  The idea that many problem behaviors stem from problem thinking resonates with me.  In order to effect emotional healing and behavior change, I seek to help individuals transform their faulty thinking patterns and mistaken belief systems by looking to and relying on biblical truth.  As a Christian counselor, my primary goal is not just to help individuals feel and function better, but also to help them know God and to have a deep and abiding relationship with Him.  And from this CENTRAL relationship will flow the selfless love, compassion, grace and forgiveness necessary to having healthy, fulfilling and thriving marriages, families and communities.


I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology before going on to earn my Doctor of Psychology degree from Baylor University.  Having always had a passion for children and their well-being, I pursued specialized training to work with youth and their families at the Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Treatment Center for Children.  I also have extensive training and experience working with adults.  Since 1993, I have practiced as a licensed psychologist in a variety of settings that include hospitals, residential treatment centers and private practice.  Along with my partners, Donnie Van Curen, LMFT and Marty Loberg, LPC, we established NewPath 12:2 Christian Counseling in 2015.


  • The Worried Child: Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal, Paul Foxman, Ph.D.

  • Boundaries With Kids, Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

  • Boundaries With Teens, Dr John Townsend

  • Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas

  • Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, Paul David Tripp

  • What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality, Kevin Deyoung

  • The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller

  • How to Forgive...When You Don't Feel Like It, June Hunt

  • Me,Myself, and Lies: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself, Jennifer Rothschild

  • Healing the Wounded Heart: The Heartache of Sexual Abuse and the Hope of Transformation, Dan B. Allende

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