My philosophy of life is that we are at our best in authentic relationship with others. However, we often experience challenges in our relationships with our families, our workplaces, friends and even within our own selves. When we experience depression, anxiety or relational conflict, it can be often be traced back to patterns of relating we learned in our past. We can’t change the past, but there is hope for real change in the present.
When parts of our lives become unmanageable we take the first step back toward wholeness by reaching out for help. If you are at that place, know that taking this step is the first and one of the hardest step toward healing. I’m here to listen, support you and empower you on that journey.
My values and approach to relationships comes out of my own experience. I come from a family of nine, and am a transplant to California from the midwest. I met my wife here in California and we now call California home.
I’ve experienced transition, loss, times of personal and family crisis, and my own road to personal growth. Out of those experiences comes a desire to work with individuals, couples and families on their own journeys.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling from Marshall University, a Master of Divinity from Azusa Pacific University, and am currently working on an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family therapy, also at Azusa Pacific University. While pursuing my education I’ve worked in the security and public safety sector, with my current role focused on the traffic, safety and parking operations for large events.
I am refreshed and energized by time outdoors and enjoy hiking, cycling, camping and fishing. I also enjoy reading and have a passion for writing.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee and see clients under the supervision of Annie Miller, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 52595).
I work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with depression, anxiety, adapting to major life transitions, experiencing relational challenges, as well as grief and loss. I have a personal passion for spirituality and questions about meaning and life purpose.