My Approach

CrossHelping women find their best voice using the B.E.S.T. Model

I integrate the best that psychology has with the best that theology offers to help hurting women of all beliefs. I do not impose my Christian beliefs but tell people that I offer Christian counseling so they can make an informed decision about the counseling services they need. Specific counseling theories that I use are detailed in my Professional Disclosure Statement which I will give you to read and sign prior to our first counseling session.

The model of counseling I use treats the whole person and integrates the domains of psychology and theology. I call this model the ‘B.E.S.T.’ Model, and I designed this counseling model based on the Greatest Commandment in Mark 12:28-31. The ‘B.E.S.T.’ Model addresses the whole person that God has created us to be which encompasses our Body, Emotions, Spirit, and Thoughts, illustrated in the four intersecting circles of this illustration.

Our behavior originates from the dynamic of these entities as illustrated by the intersecting circles. When we live our lives as though our Body, Emotions, Spirit, and Thoughts are separate, we live life disconnected from God, ourselves, and others, causing our behaviors to be imbalanced and somewhat compulsive. We lose our voice and who we are and end up living inauthentic lives, experiencing little or no intimacy in our relationships. When God is our center, as illustrated by the cross, our behaviors become more balanced. My hope is to help my clients connect these areas of their lives to experience a more balanced and connected life and to use their best authentic adult voice to have deeper intimacy in their relationship with God, themselves, and with others.