When you are looking for help it is important to know who is going to be listening to you and giving you insight into some of the hardest events of your life…Let me tell you a little about me.
My true passion is helping children of divorce, and I have found that I can help the kids by helping their parents. That is why I do co-parenting counseling, parenting coordination and divorce mediation. Because the studies show thats what hurts kids more than their parent's divorce is their parent's ongoing conflict. If I can get kid's parents to have a civil co-parenting relationship, I consider that a success. I often say co-parenting is messy, awkward and hard but your kids NEED you to figure this out! Here is a part of my story.
I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families. I began my professional life with a five-year tenure as a teacher at Pinson Valley High School in Pinson, Alabama. After several years of focused investment in my own children, I began working with the children and families in our local community. While pursuing my Masters in Counseling, I served as a counselor for abused and neglected children and their parents at The Prescott House in Jefferson County, AL. I also gained invaluable experience as a grief counselor to families during my internship at The Amelia Center at Children's of Alabama. My education, training, and experience led me to start Sparrow Counseling in Birmingham, AL and practice a philosophy of therapy that values understanding, expression, and healing for individuals, couples and families.
My philosophy and practice of therapy is profoundly shaped by my faith as well as in an individuals willingness to create change in their own lives and the lives of their family's. However, I always defer to the client to determine the role of spirituality in their personal therapeutic plan. Whatever the plan for our time together, the goal is always the same: empowering lives, strengthening families and rediscovering hope.