I moved to Knoxville, TN from Southwest Missouri in the fall of 2006 to study at Johnson University. I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies and Preaching, and went on to receive my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Christian Sex Therapy from Richmont Graduate University in 2013. I moved to Chattanooga in 2012 to finish my graduate degree, and after my degree was finished I spent some time in England living, working, and studying with the L'Abri Fellowship. After L'Abri I worked for a time on a farm, before moving back to Knoxville in the fall of 2014 to work for a year with Habitat for Humanity. In the fall of 2015 I discerned that the timing was right to formally start my career as a therapist. I started my work as at therapist with Ebenezer Counseling Services in March of 2016, and I started my independent practice in August of 2019.
I came to faith during my high school years, and since then the Christian faith has deeply formed me. My faith is a source of healing and strength in my life, and guides the way that I navigate the world in small and profound ways. I cannot separate my faith from the way that I interact with people in my life, including my clients. However, I do not force my beliefs on people, nor do I expect for people to share my beliefs. Instead I draw on my own experiences as a way of engaging the spirituality of others wether that spirituality is part of an organized religious tradition or not.
I enjoy to spend as much time as possible with friends and loved ones, and in my free time enjoy coffee, cooking, camping and hiking, gardening, and reading. I have a shepherd-mix rescue dog name Kaya, she loves the snow, running around the backyard, and belly rubs. Some of my favorite authors are Wendell Berry, John Steinbeck, Chaim Potok, and Marilyn Robinson.