Core Values and Statement of Faith:
I am committed to honoring Jesus Christ and glorifying God, remaining flexible and responsive to the Holy Spirit in all that I am called to be and do. I am committed to Biblical truths and to excellence and unity in the delivery of my services.
I acknowledge the complexity of humans as physical, social, psychological, and spiritual beings. The ultimate goal of my work under the direction of my Catholic Christian Faith is to help others move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity. I, too, seek competency in my work and have awareness surrounding my maturity in professional practices.
Some interventions could include Christian components; however, I respect your autonomy in choosing whether to participate and am sensitive to your wishes. I choose to adhere to the AACC code of ethics. The AACC holds to Christian tenets that most align with my beliefs. The state of Georgia has not adopted one singular organization for a code of ethics, which affords individuals such as myself to adopt and hold to the ethical codes that most align with my personal beliefs.
“Whoever suffers from mental illness ‘always’ bears God’s image and likeness in himself, as does every human being. In addition, he ‘always’ has the inalienable right not only to be considered as an image of God and therefore as a person, but also to be treated as such.” St. Pope John Paul II.
My Faith drives my care for you; however, you will not be judged or treated differently if you do not believe the same. I honor who you are and your seeking care and healing. My Catholic Christian faith is the guardrail of my life and profession; my faith allows me to know the path to stay on to serve you best while honoring the community of which I am a member.