Psychotherapist in Arvada, CO
I find inspiration in being of service to people. I have over 20 years of experience in mentoring and counseling for individuals and couples of all walks of life! In an effort to be a competent psychotherapist I strive to learn and challenge myself to grow as a person. Bridging communication gaps between couples and helping men to find their voice, inspires me to continually grow as an individual. My goal is to help couples and individuals learn how to connect and sidestep the dangerous spiral of negative communication. I firmly believe healing begins from within.
A life well traveled…
My journey spans from California to South Carolina to New York and London, Beautiful Las Vegas, Seattle, and now to Colorado. Much of my adult life has been serving my country in the Air Force. My experience in the Air Force afforded me the opportunity to counsel young men and women in their lowest dire times of life. I’ve supported families who lost loved ones due to conflict and families who lost loved ones to suicide. This, coupled with my own attempts at reintegrating with my family post deployments, left me wondering how we as a country can better serve veterans like me and my family.
Along my journey in United States Air Force, I was afforded the opportunity to travel across the world. This experience has afforded me the opportunity many are not exposed to; culture. An understanding of numerous cultures and a way to live among these cultures. One of the joys of life for me and my family is to travel, meet the people, and taste their food.
Along my journey, I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate University, with an emphasis in depth psychology. While at Pacifica, I studied the deeply rooted patterning of absent fathering and how our young boys and girls are often left abandoned by one parent or another or both. This abandonment takes place both physically and psychologically. My work with young men and women fosters understanding and awareness through which children and adults respond to the world and how they might perceive an experience. I specialize in helping men identify their early father wounding, as well as helping these men connect to their spouse or partner through couple’s counseling. I enjoy spending much of my free time with my family, my dogs, blogging, camping, hiking, and many other outdoor activities.
Son. Husband. Father. Psychotherapist.
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Master’s of Art in Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology, Graduated 2016
Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology, Graduated 2011
Training and Workshops
– Active Participation in Gestalt Institute of the Rockies (Feb 2018 – Present)
– Level One training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Gottman Institute)
– Level Two training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Gottman Institute)
– UPENN, Comprehensive Soldier & Family Fitness
Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado.
LifeStar Sex Addiction intake counselor/group facilitator
November 2015-June 2016
Psychotherapist Student Intern in Independent Practice
September 2013-March 2016
Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapy
September 2013-March 2016
Drug and Alcohol Recovery
September 2013-December 2013