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Please call me Faith. Having lived in Hocking Co (Ohio), for the better part of 30 years, I’ve been in community outreach and service, bringing compassion and healing to people of all ages, since in my adolescence. I’ve volunteered in hospitals and nursing homes and worked in youth camps and churches all my life. I presently hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a cognate in counseling, and a master’s degree in professional counseling with an emphasis on grief and trauma and am licensed in professional clinical counseling (LPCC-S) and addictions counseling (LICDC). I have worked with individuals, couples, and groups, providing compassion, direction, coaching, and counseling. I also do seminars for groups of married couples, groups of women, and large groups (gender and topic not specified).

My Approach

Faith tends to be methodical in her approach to counseling. She take her time in building rapport, knowing that 78% of the therapeutic process can be achieved due to the quality of the rapport.


During the first few sessions, she will build a profile of her client’s life, needs, struggles, and more, which encompasses a Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual foundation. Once this is established, she tends to formulate a treatment plan which leans towards teaching the client to understand their needs and allows the client to learn to build their own treatment plan, tapping into Faith’s knowledge and experience, so independence can be achieved, regardless of life’s circumstances. This means a person shouldn’t be in counseling for years, but rather, they will learn the process for themselves.


She teaches coping skills and then teaches strategies of using them … which includes layering those skills to achieve the best possible results when battling all manner of symptomology. In doing this, she taps into years of experience, and knowledge of various theories and therapies, such as CBT, DBT, REBT, EMDR, Gottman Method, and an integrated approach to overall wellness.


Faith thinks of clients as a multi-faceted diamond, in which each facet is a different part of the client’s profile or life. She feels it would be a disservice to ignore any one facet or only focus on one area. She believes a well-rounded approach will best serve her clients.


She also believes in doing this in a relax, laid back manner, allowing her clients to come-as-they-are and enjoy the process. She doesn’t believe in push, pulling, or dragging a client to wellness, but rather, she takes the approach of escorting them, traveling alongside them, in order to facilitate change from within the client. That’s not to say that counseling will always be easy and relaxed, but even when it’s difficult, it should always be therapeutic.


Keep in mind, all clients have the right to quality counseling and should expect to be treated professionally. At the same time, each client should come expecting to sift through hard memories, difficult topics, and … in a manner of speaking … face the emotional bloodshed of a life worth transforming. Consider it a rite of passage, and a part of the ‘work’ of counseling. You should be challenged, you should expect to work to heal and get to a better place. Your responsibility is to yourself, most of all, but also to your counselor, because if you’re not willing to put forth the effort to heal, you’re wasting time and resources … yours. At the same time, your time and resources are worth our expertise and devotion to the healing process as well.

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