STEP 1: Find Your Counselor > STEP 2: Schedule an Appointment > STEP 3: Experience Life Change
M.A.- Level Intern
- men’s Issues
- church hurt
- history of child abuse
- substance abuse
- spiritual direction
- childhood trauma
- leadership development
- young adult stage of life
- adults (18+)
- seniors (65+)
Philosophy and Therapeutic Approach
Life is hard. We all need support to remain healthy when we face times of crisis, suffering, and adversity. We desire to know ourselves, yet this is no easy task. I believe counseling is an expedition into self-awareness. As your counselor, I will journey with you as a guide, but you are the expert of your own story and experiences. I will put a lot of effort into developing and maintaining a strong, beneficial working relationship with you to continue to build trust and connection.
I don’t believe it’s my job to provide easy answers or revelations. Rather, my role is to make connections that allow you to become aware of what’s going on inside of you–to lead you into the healing process. We will work together to discover, cultivate, and utilize resources in order to successfully address issues as well as overcome the obstacles that you face.
What to Expect in Therapy
I personally understand how hard it is to go into session and tell a counselor about your challenges. As you take that step, a lot of unknowns and emotions can arise. I will try my best to put you at ease so we can work to bring mental and emotional health into your life and situation.
In the beginning, my goal is connection. I will ask many questions so that I can identify and understand what you are experiencing and help you set goals. There will be times when sessions are challenging, but my desire is for you to learn about your thoughts and behaviors, and encourage you to confront those things that are holding you back. Becoming healthy is not easy, but it’s a good, worthwhile process. When you are ready, I am here to listen.
Personal Qualifications and Experience
I have been in various leadership roles within church ministries for over 14 years – from youth and young adults to married couples and seniors. My interest in counseling did not come until my late 20s. It was then that I discovered the importance of working through issues from my past and interpersonal relationships within my family.
As I began to work through this process, I began to find so much freedom and joy on the other side. My wife would tell me that I was becoming a better person. With this new understanding, I began to study emotional and mental health. After years of learning, I began to apply these understandings to help build healthy spiritual disciplines within our church. In the last couple of years, I have had the privilege to work with many groups who were seeking to grow in their faith, personal lives, and mental health.
I am not a Colorado native, but I have lived here for a long time now! I am married with three amazing, challenging kids whom I like 68% of the time. I love to read, backpack, meet new people, travel, and seek new adventures.
“The most important thing in your life is not what you do, it’s who you are becoming. We are becoming, who we will be—forever.”