Receiving my Master’s Degree in Counseling in May 2015, I am relatively new to professional counseling. However, I have over 25 years of law enforcement experience and have worn many hats. As such, I developed the skills to communicate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, attitudes, and preconceptions in a style that is sensitive to the values, customs, and needs of a wide variety of community members within a given culture. Over the years my ability to take the time to show kindness, understanding and consideration when interacting with others often fostered positive results and at times improved their quality of life.
I have become a counselor to help people navigate their complex worlds in order to live a healthier, happier life. I believe in a holistic approach to health; that all components of ones’ life are interrelated. My counseling style is compassionate, encouraging and motivating.
My goal in counseling is to create a trusting environment for my clients and to explore areas of their life that are challenging, stressful or ineffective, then help them navigate through those challenges. I am a husband and a father of three children. Above all, I do not judge one’s life or their choices.