I have a unique ability to assist others to "relax" and to talk about their personal issues in a non-threatening environment.
As a "Pastoral Counselor" (since 2009) I utilize "Person-Centered Therapy" (founded by Carl Rogers) whereby I allow the client to "tell their story" and find their own solutions to life's problems and issues.
During the first "intake" session, I provide a "Confidentality Disclosure" so that the client understands that everything that is revealed during our Counseling session is strictly confidential.
I enjoy helping others to understand that the "adversities" in life are simply "stepping stones" for living a victorious lifestyle. Utilzing our faith is the key to unlocking the door to the many blessings we receive from God. Although we must stay on "high alert" we should live our lives withouit fear. Ultimately, we need to "Be Strong in the Lord,"and in the power of His might. Ephesian 6:10-17.
I earned my Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theologial Seminary, Washington, D.C. in 1994. I also have taken graduate courses in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University (on-line).
I am currently the pastor of Church on the Hill (a non-denominational para-church Corporation) and the President of the "National Network of Christian Men & Women" We assist small business owners to start, grow, and expand their enterprises.
Recently, I began working with Reverend Fayrene T. Koroma, Executive Director of the Church on the Hill (since November 1995) in regards to women’s issues in my area. This is a prayer outreach ministry to political leaders, Congressional members (and their staff). Rev. Koroma and I met at a community event sponsored by the George Mason Regional Library in Annandale, VA. I was a Volunteer at the event. When we spoke about her work, I instantaneously realized the importance of her efforts. Up until that point, I had targeted most of my community service efforts toward tutoring kids or working at local food shelters. So this kind of service was new to me. Starting in September 2013, Rev. Koroma began her work with various organizations to enhance public awareness of victims/survivors of human trafficking. Also, her organization works with victims/survivors of domestic violence. She conducts a “Women’s Empowerment Rally” in October of very year (since 2006). Her efforts are in recognition of October being “Domestic Violence Awareness” month. Therefore, her upcoming “Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Program,” on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. is truly a beneficial service to our community. I am elated to make calls to various folk in the community to check on their availability to attend this momentous occasion.