I understand starting new… I received my Bachelor degree in 2000 from Christian Heritage College in San Diego, CA in International Business. I worked unfulfilled in business for 7 years until I decided to go back to school. I was driven to find something that would create a place for me to use parts of me that business had ignored. The season was in faith a step at a time. I understand finding new soil to allow my roots the freedom to discover a new kind of nourishment for my soul.
I understand change… I spent most of my childhood in another country. I know what it is like to feel different in a new culture and needing my soul to be rooted… rooted in my healthy family relationships, rooted in my identity as an American in another country, and rooted in my ability to adapt, learn and grow in a new environment.
Peace and Connection
I understand your desire for peace and connection... in your most significant relationships. I am fortunate and blessed to be married to the love of my life for the past 10 years. Peace has been present amidst the fusion process of finding the us and we that is our union, but not always. It’s been a process to work to create a relationship of trust, love and connection so that our 2 boys can find safe and secure roots in our family.
But... in order to be the best husband, father and counselor, I find it necessary to make sure my own soul is cared for and rooted deeply in the things that nourish me. I make time to listen and sing songs that touch my soul. I enjoy reading biographies and history books. I journal and spend time reading the Bible.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have a Bachelors in International Business from Christian Heritage College (San Diego Christian College) and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Over the past decade I have practiced and honed my counseling skills in the DFW area. My professional experience has included:
Biblical Christian Counseling
Inpatient Behavioral Health Hospital
Chronic Illness Partial Hospitalization Program
Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment Facility
EMDR Therapy for PTSD and Life-Altering Trauma
In my belief and values I see the world through the lens of Christianity. I am a Christian Counselor which means that I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the redemption of His blood that was provided for me on the Cross of Calvary. My favorite verse in the Bible is
...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Although my counseling is Christian-based, I welcome the opportunity to connect and work with you even if your belief and values, religious views or background are different. At the core, I believe we are all human. At the very least, my humanity will interact with yours in a commitment of well being to move forward and overcome obstacles or achieve goals.
When designing the best therapy for your healing, I am trained in...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helping clients dealing with
Trauma and Childhood abuse
Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
Substance Abuse Disorders
Stress Disorders (PTSD)
I have a Supervisor license to support new LPC Interns. I invite you to contact me if you are looking for a Supervisor starting your LPC internship. At this time I do not have additional hours to provide within my practice for your licensing needs, but would be excited about supporting your need for a supervisor to sign off on hours you are obtaining at another site. Please reach out to discuss these options with me in person.
In my counseling office in Frisco and Celina... I am a listener. I listen to your words. I detect the heart truth. I seek honesty. I hear the music of your emotions, and I listen to the ways you weave your story. Here is some visuals of the space that we use in Celina and Frisco when you come...
CELINA, TX 239 W. Pecan Street, Ste. 103, Celina, TX, 75009 United States
FRISCO, TX 3550 Parkwood Blvd., Ste. A-201, Frisco, TX 75035 United States
My Rooted Soul
Waiting area in the foyer where if you come early you can relax and consider your day or what you want to talk about with me before you enter the office.
Frisco, Texas Office
One day a week there are services that are present in Frisco, TX. This space is shared with other associates of mine and I enjoy being closer to the hustle and bustle of city life rather than the country feel of Celina. Due to only being one day a week session times fill up fast here so reserve your spot.