The name Anchor Bay comes from a passage in the Book of Hebrews. "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." The target outcome for all therapy services is that people find their emotional or relational footing again. To have a firm foundation that enables them to get back to a life of meaning and purpose rather than just getting by. Anchor Bay was established in 2016 to help people become the best version God has created them to be.
I have been blessed to work for over 30 years in our community as a school counselor. My role as a counselor is to be a listener, problem solver and an advocate for youth and parents. I have experience with coping skills, frustration tolerance, anxiety management, social and communication skills, and parental education and support. I am not an advice giver; I empower youth to solve their own issues. I have learned that it is important to infuse emotion, both laughter and empathy, into my work. My experiences have also taught me that to serve children and parents best, I must be emotionally and physically healthy myself. I look forward to joining Anchor Bay as a youth specialist and parent advocate.
The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away." During the last 12 years in my career as a mental health therapist, my work has been guided by this quote. It is important to me because I am a believer that for people to heal, they need to be able to live a life of purpose and meaning. During my career as a therapist, I have worked with victims of trauma, couples, children ages five to 17 and those suffering from addictions of all types. Assisting people in finding meaning and purpose through adversity has guided my practice and daily influences my role as a wife and a mom. I am excited to be part of the Anchor Bay team and look forward to continuing my work with others in need to find meaning and purpose in their lives.
In my journey to become a mental health therapist, there have been several people who have inspired me. They would approach me with a desire to talk through their problems and this ignited a vision to get a bachelor's degree in social work. While working 8 years as a social worker, I was also able to earn a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Each person, family and situation are unique and being flexible in my therapeutic response is important. I am blessed that God has allowed me to connect with people using trust and compassion as the building blocks of a strong alliance. Ephesians 4:15, “Speaking the Truth in Love” is important to me and foundational to how I provide therapy. It is so refreshing to be able to use the Word of God to assist people in finding a hope filled future. I am excited to be joining Anchor Bay Counseling.
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We change lives and strengthen communities by providing affordable mental health and AODA services to people in need.
The vision of Anchor Bay Counseling Center is to see people achieve their God given potential living lives of meaning and purpose.