Want to know a little more about me?
I’m a licensed psychologist with specialized training in sex therapy and sex education from a Christian perspective. I’m just a few months away from receiving my certification as a sex therapist! About 75-80% of what I do is marriage counseling and working with intimacy concerns. I’m passionate about helping Christians enjoy a fulfilling marriage. I truly believe that God can restore those that experience pain in their sexual intimacy. I have proof from others I’ve worked with and from my own experiences.
I started working with couples during my training for my doctorate degree. It didn’t take long to see that couples (and often times, each individual in the couple relationship) needed healing for past pains. Some needed healing from faulty teaching and beliefs, while others need healing from past trauma or difficult relationships.
I started working toward my certification as a sex therapist through the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists while still in school. I’ve also gained training for providing Christian-based sex education through the Christian Association of Sexual Educators. Right now, I’m involved in a project with Dr. Rosenau, author of Celebration of Sex, to teach teens how to enjoy their friendships and dating relationships while holding to Christian convictions. I’m also on the advisory board at Millennials for Marriage – a group that aims to encourage millennials to be equipped for marriage.
I’ve been married to my best friend since July of 2009. We always tell people that we’ve had several good years and 1-2 that were pretty bad. Since we have spent and continue to spend most of our marriage with one or both of us in school, we’ve had to learn how to make fun and quality time together a priority. One of our favorite ways to connect is over coffee and a good book, but we also love movies and aim to travel more as time allows.