I am a father, a husband, and a mental health therapist. I received my training as a counselor from Gannon University. I have a master of science in counseling as well as a master of arts in pastoral studies.
I began my career as a college campus minister before eventually transitioning to working in secondary education as a teacher that also provided educational and pastoral guidance. After that I transformed my career again to focus solely on providing counseling services for youth in the residential setting with severe trauma.
My experience in helping youth, college students, and under-served populations has formed me into the counselor I am today. I have spent my career helping clients through painful trauma, meeting them where they are at, and walking with them on their road to healing.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I specialize in working with children and adults in a trauma-informed perspective.
I am trained in both EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy for all types of trauma and Attachment Based Family Therapy which focuses on parents and children dealing with suicidality and self harm. I have extensive experience in working with victims of sexual abuse. I also have experience using play with children as a way to heal and cope.
A Trauma Informed
A Holisitic Approach To Treatment
Trauma informed therapy starts with a belief that all people are good. But also that all people have had experiences that have shaped their beliefs, attitudes, and sometimes symptomatic behavior. People are often able to heal themselves if put in the right environment and might have some barriers that prevent them from healing as efficiently as they would like. Trauma informed treatment helps aid in that process.
Individual sessions can be done on site in our fully renovated therapy rooms
or online through telehealth services or virtual counseling.
Couples therapy works to build communication, intimacy, and attachment between people.This therapy can benefit all couples from the newly involved to long term committed relationships.
Family therapy is beneficial for children and parents that need guidance on supporting their children. Sessions can be scheuled with children separately or with parents together.
"It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts."