I believe that we struggle when elements of our life are out of balance, and we think, feel, and act in extremes. To regain balance, we need to reconnect with our inner self and explore our relationships so we can return to tackling the challenges of life. I consider it an honor to be able to listen to clients' struggles and offer empathy, support, and help. I see my role as counselor as collaborative, exploring changes you would like to make and helping you discover how best you can enact those changes.
Counseling is a second career for me after spending 20 years in education and as a professional musician. This background serves me well as a counselor, as it honed and refined my listening and collaboration skills. As well, the joys and challenges of marriage and raising two children continue to inform my ability to offer clients an understanding of many family situations and struggles. The origins of my path to counseling stem from losing my brother at a young age and finding help and healing with a counselor. Later I realized that the part of teaching I enjoyed most was providing encouragement and a positive experience beyond the subject matter itself.
I hold a master's degree in counseling from the University of North Texas and have been practicing for 3 years. Along with my wife of 21 years, I am the proud parent of a teenage son and a daughter who is off experiencing college.
I hope I can be helpful to you in your journey towards personal growth.