I began my career as an accountant. I became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California and still have my license (although it’s inactive). I was successful in that career but never happy. It’s been over a decade since I realized my passions and gifting were in helping others through the difficult times in their lives on a personal level.
My philosophy of therapy is holistic, meaning that I believe that people are made up of many parts – body, soul, (mind, emotions, will) and spirit. I am a Christian. I believe we are created for relationship. We know ourselves in the context of our relationships. Healing occurs through repairing relationships and altering our interactions within those relationships.
My approach to therapy is from a systemic perspective. I believe that people work in relationship systems and each person in the relationship is important to the balance of the whole. When relationships become out of balance, it is a result of many different factors or patterns, which can be examined in the therapy sessions. I place a strong emphasis on healthy communication, problem solving and attachment experiences. I counsel families, couples, and individuals. My counseling technique is grounded in Adult Attachment Theory and the Gospel. I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and use that model when working with couples and families. I also am trained in and use EMDR with clients when needed.
I live and worship in Franklin with my wife, son and daughter.