Unbecoming and becoming. In my strong opinion this is what therapy is about. For many people it is difficult to get through childhood unscathed. Unfortunately, traumatic experiences are a part of life. Through these wounds, we create masks and walls within us, and acquire unhealthy and unhelpful coping skills, keeping us chained to our past. Our childhood experiences, whether we remember them or not, are interwoven into the fabric of our being and how we live our lives and do relationships. Every person needs and deserves to be seen, heard, understood, and gotten, which leads to love, acceptance, and connection.

I am enthusiastic about creating a safe environment and ensuring that every client receives these from me, so that, as they begin to process, come to terms, and learn new coping skills and strategies, they can move forward, and become their authentic self and live a life full of hope, joy, peace, and freedom.

I operate from an eclectic and trauma-informed therapeutic perspective employing a variety of tools, theories and therapies that will best help each client, with a focus on rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), attachment theory, family systems, play, and sandtray therapies.

I want my clients to see the strengths they carry within themselves, empowering them to find the courage, growth, and resiliency already within themselves to freely move forward. I have a holistic and collaborative approach to counseling, believing we are a sum of our parts. So, as we focus on each part of you, we will come up with a plan together that aligns with your goals.

I have a love for things that nourish and soothe my soul, the arts, culture, and nature. In my free time, you could find me reading, writing poetry, visiting a museum, or catching a play or musical. I also enjoy hiking and traveling.

General or Christian counseling for:








Behavioral (acting out) Issues


Family Conflict


Self-Esteem and self-worth


Sexual Abuse

Suicidal Ideation

Trauma and PTSD

Childhood and Complex Trauma

For further information and to schedule an appointment,

you may reach me at 520-222-7975 or 520-292-9750 or by email at jlfoster77@proton.me.

Also, please visit my website at https://www.fosterhopeandhealing.com/