As a counselor, I value wellness above all. To me, wellness is the individual pursuit of anything that positively contributes to one’s happiness in such a manner as it is able to enrich their life and move them closer towards their goals. In short, I view my work as a counselor as helping people to live happier, more fulfilling lives. I firmly believe that we, as people, have the answers to life’s most difficult questions within us and benefit greatly when we are given space to explore those answers in a manner that is free from judgement, prejudice, or bias.
When working with clients, my approach is unique to each client or couple. That being said, I have an immense amount of respect for the time and resources my clients contribute to their wellbeing and am diligent about the use of evidenced-based practices. This ensures that our time is well-spent and that you, as a client, can feel confident about the progress you’re making. I often employ a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality Therapy to help clients gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts and emotions and the effects those have on their actions. In this way, I hope to be able to speak to the whole of a person and attend to the needs of their mind, body, and spirit.
Professionally, I am licensed as an LPC-MHSP(t) in the state of Tennessee as well as being a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have experience working with diverse populations of clients and am pleased to work with teens, adults, couples and families. I earned an MS degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am currently pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. When I’m not counseling, I enjoy spending time with my two young children and my wonderful wife. You’ll likely find us out back in the garden.