I am passionate about helping people successfully navigate the challenges in their lives. I believe every child and adult desires to live a life that is significant. They want to have a lasting positive impact on this world and on those around them. They would like to have strong healthy relationships. They want to raise children that are confident, courageous, kind, respectful, and happy. I enjoy helping people achieve these dreams and goals. I want to come along side them and journey with them as they face and overcome the obstacles of life.
I specialize in working with parents and children. I help parents take a collaborative approach with their children to achieve cooperation rather than compliance.I studied for 6 months with Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent Happy Kids and the website www.ahaparenting.com, and became certified as a Peaceful Parenting Coach. I have experience working with substance abuse issues and assisting people with addiction. I also help men with anger and understanding their purpose.
If the client prefers a more spiritual approach to counseling I really enjoy integrating faith with counseling. I find it can really deepen the impact of the therapeutic process when a client wants to discuss the mind, body, and spirit.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been married to my wife and fellow therapist, Sara for 12 years. We love the challenge of raising 2 passionate and spirited children.