Candice grew up in the beautiful city of Virginia Beach, VA. She received her Bachelor’s in Communications from Old Dominion University and earned her Masters in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Candice’s time in Kenya working in college ministry first ignited her passion for counseling. Living in difficult circumstances overseas began to highlight the ways that shame and unresolved struggles, both in herself and those she worked with, served as barriers to vitality in life.
Candice’s personal experience gives her a unique passion for those that feel the need to be the strong one. She hopes to provide a space where clients can openly address their concerns and collaboratively create steps that move them towards becoming the person they were made to be. Candice believes that healing happens in the context of trusted relationships and considers it an honor to walk alongside and learn from her clients.
Candice has worked in a rehabilitation home for at risk moms and children overseas, counseled men and women for two years at the Dallas Life Foundation, and has spent her most recent years in private practice. The past several years she has been working extensively with young adult women in both clinical and ministry settings. Candice has experience working with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, abuse, codependency, mood disorders, spiritual concerns, family of origin issues, and other mental health concerns. She is also a certified Prepare Enrich facilitator, working with engaged couples and those in conflict. Candice has a special interest in working with women’s issues, chronic pain, and with those struggling with low self esteem.
Outside of Sparrow House, you can find Candice spending quality time with friends over coffee, catching a yoga or dance class, exploring new nature spots with her husband and hanging out with her young daughter, Adalyn. Her perfect day would be spent somewhere reading a good book on the beach, dabbling in something artistic, or enjoying live music surrounded by close friends and family.