Hi! You made it to my about me page! I suppose you know my name if you made it this far. I also suppose you know what I do. So, I want to tell you a little MORE about myself. I am a husband and a father and a person who struggles with life just like you. Just because I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, doesn’t mean I haven’t lived or haven’t struggled. My wife and I have argued, just like you. I have been stressed by deadlines at work and the pressures of home, just like you. I have had my son poop on the floor while potty training, possibly, just like you. I too have dealt with many of the same problems you have dealt with and still deal with. I have also helped many people deal with problems too.
I started out this section by letting you know that I am JUST LIKE YOU. I understand when you are thinking each day, “I don’t know what to say,” or “I don’t understand my spouse.” I have said those things before and at times still do. My marriage isn’t perfect, my life isn’t perfect, and I am definitely not perfect. You may be wondering why that matters. It matters because I can understand what you are going through. You probably will say, “YEAH RIGHT!” Well, maybe I don’t know EVERY THING you are going through, but I hope that you will let me be a part of your journey so you can show me what it is like to be you.
You see, I am glad you have taken the step to seek information about counseling and couples therapy. That’s why you are here right? Or are you here to just find out more about me?
Here is the information you probably want to know: I have been a counselor for over 9 years and have helped many couples, families, and individuals just like you reach their goals. YES! IT IS POSSIBLE! I specialize in couples counseling, Premarital Counseling, Christian counseling and sex therapy. I help families grow and thrive. Relationships can be stressful and confusing sometimes. Many tense feelings, such as, sadness, anxiety, anger, and fear, can contribute to an experience that seems like a crisis or that your relationship is falling apart. Financial decisions, career decisions, parenting conflicts and other tough circumstances can complicate communication. I help couples learn the skills that contribute to healthy communication that will decrease negative experiences in their relationship.
HOW DO I DO THAT? I do that through learning from you what your goals are. I help you plan out steps to reach those goals. I help you define clear, practical actions to reach those steps. Then I work with you each week to make those actions habits. As you build new, healthy habits that match the direction you want to move toward, you will eventually reach your goals! It’s that simple!
Other things you might want to know about me are: I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety, OCD, men’s issues, parenting conflicts, anger and adolescent behavioral and emotional difficulties. I have trained and worked in an outpatient addiction facility, a prison, a non-profit counseling center for adolescents, and a private counseling facility where I worked in homes and schools with families, children, couples and individuals on a variety of issues. I have built a lot of experience over the years doing a variety of stuff. But one thing I know is that I have arrived at my passion for marriages and relationships. I can do all those other things and will help you with those, but my main goal is to health strengthen relationships.
You want to know MORE about me? Besides counseling, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports and keeping up with college football (UNTIL COVID-19). I enjoy movies, music and traveling. I just enjoy living a full life! My favorite experience is being in a sports venue with lots of people cheering or being in church worshiping.
My OTHER passion is to see people living productive, joyful and successful lives. I believe spirituality contributes heavily to having a full life. I believe in God and his love for his creation. We live in a world where sin exist, but hope exist too. I will not push my beliefs on you. I want you to find what is true, and I want you to know that hope exist!
I want to help you. Tell me your story. I would like to walk with you through the story you are creating.
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