I maintain a balance between spirituality and mind. Too many times I have witnessed the harm of those that take extreme approaches. I strive to be “real” with the client and meet them where they are. I use plain language and simple examples. I encourage the client to be themselves and not put a “front.” With that said, I do not wear literal or figurative suits into sessions.
Being that I have gone through an interesting life, I try my best to identify with your situation. I will walk right beside you, wherever you are, in a non-judgmental and supporting way.
Throughout college, I worked with mental health clients in supported housing. Before becoming a Psychotherapist, I was a university administrator who led a multicultural leadership program. It was there that God showed me the ability and desire to lead young men. In the past, I have served both as a youth and college minister. For a period, I also served with the Department of Homeland Security as a US Citizenship and Immigration Services Asylum Officer.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, learning about cultures, watching criminal procedural and comedy shows, trying new foods, watching martial arts, and spending time with my family and friends.