My passion is working with families, couples, and men seeking relief from issues related to communication, emotional and behavioral regulation, and troubled relationships. I also have clinical experience treating anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), intrusive thoughts, depression, grief, and trauma. Together we can escape the negative patterns and combat the issues attempting to hold your life and treasured relationships hostage.
I use a foundation of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which works to challenge the thoughts and emotions that trigger unhelpful responses to everyday circumstances. I also use solution-focused and emotionally-focused strategies to help clients practice coping skills that integrate their logical and emotional processes instead of favoring one side over the other.
My clients consistently remind me of the sacred work I get to do by processing their stories and relationships with them. You have already displayed tremendous courage, tact, and resiliency by researching me and what therapy could look like. I would be privileged to join you as your empathic helper honoring the trust you give me as you navigate this challenging world.
I recently transplanted from Chicago, IL, where I was raised. In addition to being a mental health counselor, I enjoy almost anything that involves PLAY – sports (especially basketball), board games, and family playtime with my wife, Ashley, and baby girl, Adelaide. I also enjoy quality time with my loved ones, especially when we converse about philosophy, religion, current events, sports, music, and pop culture.
I received my B.U.S. (Bachelor of University Studies) from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM; and I received my Master of Arts in Family Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL.