If you are looking for a well-trained, highly qualified professional psychotherapist who shares your Catholic values and beliefs, you have come to the right place! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a full-time private practice. I have over 25 years of counseling experience with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I use a client-centered and faith-based approach to treat a wide range of conditions including: depression, anxiety, self-confidence issues, self-image problems, marital or relationship conflicts, and parenting issues.
Call me today: (504)833-5087
What is faith-based Catholic therapy?
As a Catholic therapist, I am letting clients know that I accept and adhere to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II said that we Catholics are being asked to bring a“culture of life” to a world that is being consumed by a “culture of death.” God said to Moses, “I have set before you life and death,the blessing and the curse. Choose life.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)
Do I have to be Catholic?
No, not at all! While most of my clients are Catholic, many are not. The term “faith-based” is used to let clients know where I am coming from. It is very important to know what yourtherapist’s values are!
Why should I choose faith-based counseling?
More and more, people are realizing the importance of working with someone who shares their core values and world view. Clients want to know where their therapist is coming from. These clients have a goal of not only eliminating symptoms, but they want to establish an harmonious balance between the physical, psychological,and spiritual dimensions of life. They want to become healthier individuals with a realistic and positive identity and a trancendent view of life. It is the transcendent life view that brings truemeaning to their lives and real freedom from any enslavement to sin, psychopathology, or negative social conditioning.
What is the difference between faith-based and most secular counseling?
The biggest difference is the difference between “My will be done,” and “Thy will be done.” Faith-based counseling helps us to see our lives within a larger context. This gives our lives a sense of purpose and meaning that dwarfs our narcissistic desires. See My Story.
What is the biggest misconception about faith-based counseling?
The biggest misconception has to do with people thinking that this process will be negative, judgmental, or condemning. It was St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons and Doctor of the Catholic Church, who said, “The glory of God is man fully alive!” Faith-based Catholic counselingis a process of becoming fully alive. It is a process of learning to live in true freedom. It is about becoming the person you were created to be!
What are your hours of business?
My office hours are by appointment only. I schedule hourly appointments on the hour,Monday through Thursday, 10:00am–6:00pm.
What is your payment policy?
All sessions must be paid for in full at the time of the session. I accept payment throughVisa or Mastercard, as well as cash or check. Please call me to get the current fee per hour session.
Do you accept health insurance payments?
I do NOT deal with insurance companies directly. However, I can provide you with an itemized and coded receipt that you can file yourself with your insurance company. All correspondence is between you and your insurance company.