Wouldn’t it be nice to get to know your counselor a bit before you met with them? We think so too! We recently expanded to a new office in Castle Rock, CO (just South of Denver) and want you to meet one of the counselors that works at this office.
(Q) Hi Wilson, thanks for being willing to share some of your story with us today. It is so great to have you as part of our team! First, Where are you from? Tell us a little bit about your family.
(WILSON) I was born and raised in Southeast Asia and came to the USA to attend University. My wife, Esther, and I have three grown children.
(Q) Any fun facts about life at home?
(WILSON) We have two dogs and a family of hummingbirds!
(Q) What are some of your favorite hobbies?
(WILSON) I am a DIY enthusiast! From automotive to gardening to home improvement, I love all of it. However, after a few falls, I no longer climb up to the roof of my home.
(Q) It looks like you have had a lot of interesting experiences in all the ministries you have been a part of. Would you mind sharing a memory that sticks out most prominently where you got to see God do something amazing?
(WILSON) It’s true, I have travelled quite extensively. Most of my travels are to provide care to full time Christian workers – church planters, evangelists, missionaries, pastors etc. I have also responded to several catastrophes such as the Asia tsunami in 2004, and Haiti in 2010, as well as in Fukushima. However, what sticks out most for me is understanding more and more how different people from different cultures and worldviews respond to the Gospel.
(Q) When did you become interested in being a counselor?
(WILSON) I did not actually start off as a Psychology major in college. However, after trying to succeed as a Computer Science major and failing at that, I then changed to Psychology. Since then, I explored other approaches, stepping into graduate studies in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health, Psychopharmacology, Pastoral/Family Ministry, Biblical Counseling and Missional Leadership.
(Q) Have you ever been in counseling yourself? What was that experience like for you?
(WILSON) All psychiatric therapists at the psychiatric facility I worked at were required to see a therapist ourselves. I was hesitant at first, and my first therapist and I did not connect well. Then I found a wonderful man who was like a surrogate father to me. I have fond memories of this man.
(Q) Wilson, thank you for sharing some of your life and experiences with us! What days and hours do you work at the new office in Castle Rock?
(WILSON) I work at this location on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9am to 9pm. Give our office a call (303-902-3068) to set up an appointment, I look forward to meeting you!