The relationship you create with your therapist is one of the most important parts of your therapeutic experience. Most relationships start with an introduction, so here’s mine:
Who am I?
I’m a Resident in Counseling, working under the clinical supervision of Katherine Rosemond, LPC (VA License #0701003486). I provide counseling for men, women, and couples in Manassas, VA. I’m also a wife, mother of teens, adoptive mom of a Coonhound, and fan of swimming and cooking.
What’s my story?
I was raised in the countryside of southern Virginia. Early on I discovered a love of mathematics, earning degrees in that field from Asbury College (B.A.) and the University of Virginia (M.A.). I began my career at GEICO, working for 11 years as a pricing actuary. Switching gears, I worked for six years as a discipleship counselor for women at a Christian nonprofit ministry. I discovered a love of counseling, earning a degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University (M.A.). Prior to beginning my residency, I worked for almost one year as an intern in community mental health and substance abuse for Prince William County Community Services. I had the opportunity to work with individuals and groups having a variety of mental health diagnoses.
What’s my view of spirituality and counseling?
Research shows that spirituality can have a positive influence for some clients in counseling – so I like to ask about my clients’ spiritual history. Although I’m a Christian, I enjoy working with both Christian and non-Christian clients. Whatever your age or background, I’ll provide a safe, non-judgmental setting for your to explore your issues.
What’s my counseling focus?
I’m in this field because I believe that change is possible, and I want to help you find your path to change. As men and women, our lives and relationships experience so many pressures. Sometimes we need external help to address individual and relationship problems in healthy ways.