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MA-LEVEL COUNSELING INTERN
- interpersonal relationships
- life transitions
- men’s issues
- porn addiction
- communication training/skills
- MA-Level Counseling Intern
Philosophy and Therapeutic Approach
Counseling is a sacred time for your thoughts, emotions, struggles, fears, dreams, joys, and triumphs to be shared in a safe environment. I believe talking with an individual who is attentive and empathetic opens up the door for authenticity, connection, and healing. As a counselor, I look to offer this to each of my clients every session.
My therapeutic approach involves person-centered, existential, family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and narrative therapy. This means that I aim to give my client unconditional positive regard and empathic understanding while respectfully framing their past, present, and future in a way that takes into account their purpose, family context, agency, and an overall experience of what it is like to be them.
What to Expect in Therapy
You can expect a therapy session with me to be client-oriented, allowing you to use the counseling session as a safe place to process what you are going through. I highly value sharing a vulnerable space with clients and being a steady resource in their time of need. You can also expect me to be fully present and work hard to comprehend your lived experience. With this sacred information, I look to help you understand your current situation and explore ways to improve your quality of life by tackling the obstacles in front of you at any given session.
I enjoy bringing creativity in the counseling room through role-play scenarios and metaphors that I find shed light on issues in a new and intriguing way. My goal for each session is to leave you feeling understood, with goals to work toward and strategies to use until we meet again.
Personal Qualifications and Experience
In 2018, I earned two bachelor degrees from Colorado Christian University in Psychology and Communication. I am enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program at Denver Seminary and expect to graduate and become an LPCC in December of 2021. I have counseled clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and interpersonal relationships during my time at Shepherd’s Gate Counseling Center.
I also work with children on the Autism Spectrum using Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to help reduce problem behavior and acquire skills they need to thrive. I am committed to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor so that I can assist in healing a wide array of individuals struggling with the pains of life. I am passionate about many stages of life and enjoy working with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and children.
I was born in Tennessee, spent time in Arizona, and have lived in Colorado for five years now. After meeting in high school and dating for over eight years, I have been married to my beautiful wife since 2019. Outside of my studies at Denver Seminary and working with children on the ASD spectrum, I enjoy being in the great Colorado outdoors, hiking beautiful trails, playing sports and board games, snowboarding, writing story ideas, being involved with my local church, and spending time with family and friends. I am a major sports fan and particularly enjoy watching college and professional football.
“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with
eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalms 16:11
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion
and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those
in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
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