I am driven and dedicated to partner with you to help remove limiting beliefs and create a path forward for your life that feels more authentic, more connected and more significant to who you are and what you want out of life.
I have a 20 year practice in clinical counseling and am continually pursuing the latest research, science and methods of psychology, integrated mental health, targeted mind/body support and motivation so we can assess your needs and wants and develop a customized plan together to achieve your goals.
I recognize that opening up about your life, becoming more aware of your emotions, thoughts, beliefs and creating a path for behavior change is not easy. I’ve faced it myself so I have confidence that we can break down what is limiting you from achieving success, identify the best possible outcome and build in more connections for your life to help you get to where you want to be.
“Let’s have the courage to break the lies of toxic masculinity and show what it is like to be a real man; accepting our emotions for what they are, accepting our strengths and limitations, and taking actions to forever evolve into the best version of ourselves. Rising up from ordinary to become extraordinary men. The type of men we are truly meant to be.” – Dave Patch
My areas of practice:
- Healing from trauma
- Improving communication in relationships
- Increasing capacity for emotional awareness/regulation
- Developing responsivity/resilience
- Promoting healthy sexual behavior
- Sexual offense risk assessment and risk reduction
My work with individuals who have unhealthy sexual behaviors is largely influenced by training with a mentor I greatly respect, David Prescott, LICSW, who co-authored Building a Better Life, A Good Lives Self-Regulation Workbook. In this important work, I am committed to providing effective treatment options that meet the current standards of the field and treating the whole individual. We will discuss risk, needs and responsivity. We will come to understand how shame and vulnerability have played a role in your life. We will help you become aware of disruptive thoughts and behavior patterns while developing new and healthy skills leading to more successful relationships.
I believe our mind is our most powerful tool, so I feed mine with as many positive, informative and uplifting influences through books, podcasts, articles and videos. I’m happy to share my personal library to get you started here.
Given how much information we consume and how many human experiences we have each day, I also harness the power of quiet reflection and practice daily meditation. This cultivated and committed practice has been a game changer in my own mental health and clarity and I support you on your own path to build in a reflective practice.
I look forward to working with you.
The University of Akron
Master of Science (MS) Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, 1997
John Carroll University
Bachelor of Science (BS) Psychology, 1995
Activities and Societies: Psi-Chi Knights of Columbus
- American Counseling Association