Uplift Christian Counseling
Receive counseling that is PERSONAL, scientific, and effective in your search for greater HOPE, Healing, and WHOLENESS.
Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy
Psychotherapy is the science of learning about the causes of chronic mental health concerns based on past events in your life. I provide this by using evidenced based practice models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Grief Recovery, Systems Therapy.
Counseling is the process of working through current situational events or emotional challenges that are going on in your life right now. I tend to use counseling and psychotherapy concurrently as many things we are struggling with right now probably have some root in our past.
Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety and Stress is a normal part of life. However, sometimes anxiety and stress can become severe enough to interrupt your ability to function in your everyday activities. 1 Peter 5:7 says “cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” Through the process of counseling and psychotherapy you can develop tools to help you manage these feelings when they arise and allow you to have a more peaceful daily life.
Working in a helping profession or caring for others who need extra support can be physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting. Compassion fatigue is not the same as burnout. Often times as Christians we feel we need to continue helping even when our own needs are not being met. In Matthew 11:28-29 we are told “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” Even Christ knows that we wear ourselves out and that we need rest for our souls. I have experience working with caregivers of those with disabilities, dementia, etc.
We can all have days when we feel down, unmotivated and fatigued. Depression is recognized when these things and a combination of other symptoms become strong enough and last daily for a period of time that it is keeping you from doing the things you used to enjoy to as serious and wishing you were not alive. Depression can be treated and is usually most effective with medication and psychotherapy combined. In Deuteronomy 31:8 God tells us “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” While depression can cause us to feel lonely, God is still with you and he’s not going anywhere. Together we can work at finding a proper balance so you can get back to or find new things to enjoy.
Grief is the natural emotional pain caused by the loss of someone or something that has been familiar and important in your life. There is no timeline for grief and it is necessary for healing but there are times when we can feel the grief is too much to bear. This is when seeking support from a therapist can be helpful. Matthew 5:4 says “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” I would like to help you find comfort and peace.
Congratulations on your engagement! You are embarking on the most beautiful and yet challenging journey of your life. Pre-marital counseling is designed to give you tools and strategies you can immediately implement to help nurture, support and strengthen your relationship. Ruth 1:16-17 states “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.”I look forward to working with you!
We’ve all been told marriage is hard work, but most of us didn’t know how hard it could be. You may have been making your best efforts to work on your relationship, but feel the diligence isn’t getting you where you want to be. Or, maybe you have a great marriage and you want to keep it strong and healthy. Either way there are tools that can help strengthen your relationship and move toward a future that includes more connection, passion and joy. Ecclesiastes 4:9 states, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?” This an investment worth making.
I love God and I love people. I am not immune to life challenges and I have had to walk through storms and climb my own mountains, but God was with me, gave me strength and placed people in my life that helped me navigate through those challenges to become a better version of myself.
Let me join you on this journey.
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5708 NW 135th Street, Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK 73142
Mon-Tue: 12pm - 8pm*
Wed-Thu: 9am - 4pm*
*Available by Appointment Only