It’s no coincidence that you’re here today. I believe that. You want something and I can help you get it. So, from here on out it’s quite simple: We’re going to create a plan, move some dirt to get to the gold, and I’m going to help you do it.
Greetings. Personally, I struggle with these website biographies because I can tell you so much about my education, my credentials, my counseling style, etc. without getting to the deeper questions of why would I be a good fit for you. Although being a licensed counselor with solid training and education is important, I have found that most of my clients want to know what I can do for them and how to make that process happen. For me, becoming a counselor came from many painful life experiences that, after going through them and coming out the other side, I sensed could be useful in guiding others through similar issues.
It started in my teenage years. Maybe it was my need to create my own space, but as a result of some bad decisions I made in my high school years I found myself in a rehab facility in Minnesota as a young man. When I finally came to the end of myself in my life, it was a time and place of deep loneliness, combined with fears, depression, and addiction-related realities. Then I accepted help from others to begin the process of recovering who the real me happened to be.
I’m no stranger to hard work. I grew up in the Dallas area and spent some of that time on a ranch north of McKinney where I learned how much those heavy square bales of hay actually weighed. The helping profession came pretty naturally to me. My Dad was a medical doctor and my mom was a psychologist, so education and discipline were high on the list of family values at our house. Once I completed treatment successfully, I began my college career and obtained a Masters degree. Since then I’ve added several other professional designations including LPC-S, CEAP, CSAT, and LCDC.
I believe that the biggest determinant of success in the counselor-client relationship is the degree to which I can facilitate a strong relationship of trust between you and myself. I want to connect with you and help you develop your game-plan. I want to help you get what you want and develop as a person. So, to that end, I’m going to ask you at the end of each of our sessions how we’re doing and I want you to tell me what you really think so that this is a win-win situation for both of us.