Welcome to
Rising Hope Counseling


Individual Counseling

I specialize in providing evidence-based behavioral therapy for treating problems related to stress, anxiety, and depression. I understand the costs of anxiety and depression and aim to help clients end their struggle so they can engage in the things that are important to them.

Couples Counseling

I am committed to providing a safe and non-judgemental space for couples to address their unique relationship challenges or problematic patterns. I work closely with couples to develop better communication and manage conflict more effectively.


I offer a number of workshops on topics such as stress, relationships, parenting, and workplace health. I provide these for private businesses, schools, government offices, and churches. All trainings are tailored to the specific needs of your group or organization.


Give an Hour

I participate in the Give an Hour program which provides 1 hour of free mental health counseling per week to U.S. troops and their family members. If you would like more information on the program, please check out their website link below or contact me directly.



I am a facilitator of the PREPARE/ENRICH program. There are several different versions of the assessment, each of which I have described below. 

Pre-Marital (Standard & Faith Based Versions)

Over the last 30 years, the PREPARE/ENRICH relationship assessment has empowered and energized more than 3 million couples. It's the # 1 premarital inventory and couples assessment tool. PREPARE/ENRICH will help you:       

  • Identify strength and growth areas
  • Explore personality traits
  • Strengthen communication skills
  • Resolve conflicts and reduce stress
  • Compare family backgrounds
  • Comfortably discuss financial issues
  • Establish personal, couple, and family goals

     PREPARE/ENRICH assesses these areas of your relationship:       

  • 12 Relationship Scales -- communication, conflict resolution, roles, sexuality, finances, spiritual beliefs, and more
  • 5 SCOPE Personality Scales
  • 4 Couple and Family Scales -- based on Circumplex Model
  • 4 Relationship Dynamic Scales
  • 30 Customized Scales

(The above information was copied with the permission of PREPARE/ENRICH. Please visit their website for more information. https://www.prepare-enrich.com)

Couple Checkup

The Couple Checkup is an online assessment tool designed to identify the unique relationship strengths and growth areas of dating, engaged, or married couples.  Couples  receive a 15-20 page report on their relationship and can download a  free Discussion Guide, designed to help them learn proven relationship skills.  Research has shown this process improves relationships by stimulating honest dialogue, increasing understanding, and empowering couples.  

  Twenty important relationship areas are explored, including but not limited to:   

  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Financial Management
  • Relationship Roles
  • Affection and Sexual Relationship
  • Couple Closeness and Flexibility
  • Family Closeness and Flexibility
  • Personality
  • Family of Origin

(The above information was copied with the permission of PREPARE/ENRICH. Please visit their website for more information. https://www.prepare-enrich.com)

Catholic Couple Checkup

The Catholic version of the Couple Checkup was designed in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Chicago. The questions are tailored to the Catholic faith. Please visit either or these websites for more information or contact me directly.