I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have a Bachelors in International Business from Christian Heritage College (San Diego Christian College) in 2000 and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University in 2010. 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
Training and Treatment Modalities
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 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 of renewal was in faith one step at a time. That season is now over a decade old and I am so grateful I had the courage to change.
I understand change… I spent most of my childhood in another country and I believe this really helps me to understand my clients who attend my counseling practice who come from such varied backgrounds. I find myself more open to understanding other points of view and cultures and being compassionate toward all people because of living overseas. Knowing what it is like to feel different in a different culture also helped me to understand my identity and find purpose. I know without a doubt I need my soul to be rooted deeply. Rooted in healthy family relationships, rooted in my identity as an American that is compassionate toward the people of the world, and rooted in my ability to adapt, learn and grow in any 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 since 2008. Peace has been present amidst the years along with pain. The fusion process of finding the “us and we” that is our union, which is sometimes a daily thing, is something that is a purposeful and not always easy. I value her deeply. It’s been a process both of us have chosen 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. Without a doubt I know it’s been worth the effort and I choose to be intentional in this way daily. My hope is that my own journey and shared knowledge would be something that would encourage you to connect with your loved ones as well in healthy and attached ways.
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.
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.
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 are 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
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.