As you consider whether our paths should cross, it might help you to know a little bit about me. I am married to an amazing woman and our life together is quite the adventure. We have been blessed with eight children—three biological and five ‘merged’ into the family through foster care or adoption. Ours is not the traditional family, but we love our little tribe.
I am Christian and my faith is very important to me. I enjoy working with people who are seeking Christian and faith-based therapy and also working with those who are not interested in that. You decide if you want matters of faith integrated into our journey together. I do not discriminate; I serve all individuals seeking counseling services, regardless or religion, race, age, sexual orientation, or gender. All are welcome!
My vocational trek has had some interesting twists and turns. I started out in the world of information technology, spending 22 years in the financial service industry. Leaving the corporate world to pursue a calling into vocational ministry, I joined the staff of a local church in 2002 and served as a pastor for 15 years. My experiences with a wide variety of pastoral counseling opportunities left me with a longing to be able to do more for those who needed help with the many pressures and hardships of life. I transitioned into full-time counseling in 2017.
I received my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and Wisconsin. I enjoy walking with individuals who feel overwhelmed, depressed, or stuck. It is a privilege to work with people going through isolation, loneliness, or anxious distress. I like working with couples distressed by a sense of distance in their marriage. I have a special place in my heart for pastors and their spouses, as well as those in a blended, adoptive, foster, or special-needs family.
The journey of therapeutic healing is not for the faint of heart, but the results can be truly transformational. It will require courage, stamina, and commitment. You can do it, and I can help you. I would consider it a privilege to be your guide on this journey.