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You deserve to live a life that you want to live. What is getting in the way? Let's explore it together. I partner with clients who are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, grief, depression, anger, or life circumstances to find balance.
When working with adolescent and adult clients, I utilize Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients:
Accept their current emotions and their past
Commit to the present and future they want to live
Take action toward that future by living through their values.
Clients learn more about themselves, their own hopes and dreams, and how to achieve their goals.
When working with children, I utilize Child-Centered Play Therapy. Using specially chosen toys in our Playrooms, children communicate through their first language--Play. Intended outcomes of Play Therapy include increased confidence, resilience, self-responsibility, self-direction, self-acceptance, and coping ability.
No matter the age, I believe a strong therapeutic alliance between counselor and client is the key to effective therapy. I also believe all people have a God-given drive to be well in their relationships, in their work and education, and in their mental health. My intention is to help clients become more fully their authentic selves.
If you think I might be a good fit for your counseling needs, I invite you to contact me. Let's start building our counseling relationship and work toward the future you want to live.
I have been married since 2008, and my wife and I are raising three daughters. Before becoming a licensed counselor, I worked for 14 years in a church ministry setting with children and youth, their families, and adult members.
I have experience helping people deal with anxiety, depression, spiritual issues, grief and loss, major life transitions, aging, couples issues, and family issues. I work with individual clients and couples, and with people age 3 through senior adults.
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Child-Centered Play Therapy
Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT)
Spiritual counseling for those who desire it
M.A. in Counseling; Concentration in Clinical Mental Health (UNC Charlotte-2021)
Master of Theological Studies (Duke University Divinity School-2011)
B.A. in Religion (Emory & Henry College-2007)