Hello and welcome!
I know how challenging it can be to seek help in today’s world and I would like to say, no matter the circumstances that brought you here, I’m glad that you made the choice to be here today. Let me start by telling you a little about myself.
Of all the things I have accomplished in my life, being a mother is the thing that I am most proud of. My wife, of 7 years, and I have a beautiful 2-year-old son. He is the light of our world; I love watching him learn and grow every day. I am thankful for the skills that I have learned as a therapist at such a young point in his life. I am confident in knowing that we are setting him up to have and develop deep and lasting relationships as he continues to learn, grow, and eventually launch into the adult world.
I am a proud member of the Army Reserves. Through my nearly 14 years in the reserves, I have deployed to Afghanistan, served as a drill sergeant, and am now serving as an ROTC instructor at my local university.
My undergraduate degree is from the University of Missouri - Columbia (Go Tigers) in Animal Science. During my undergraduate years I played prominent roles at the MU Equine Teaching Facility.
I completed graduate studies from Friends University in 2023, earning my Master of Science in Family Therapy. During my time at Friends, I was also a member of the Delta Kappa Honor Society for Marriage and Family Therapists.
As I reflect on my experiences, the one thing that overlaps is my love for teaching, guiding, and mentoring. This passion plays a huge role in what led me to become a therapist and ultimately what drives my approach as a therapist.
In the therapy room, you will find someone who likes to keep it real and make real-world connections. I am not someone who is going to try to talk all fancy and proper, I truly want to meet you where you are. I encourage my clients to keep it real with me as well. If something isn’t landing for you, lets talk about it.
I am not the expert in your life, I am just the guy with the tools and training to help you learn to use them. This also means that what we discuss on your journey is up to you. I am here to guide, help, and mentor in any way that I can as well as challenge thinking and promote growth. However, growth happens outside of our time together in the in-between time when you choose to use the tools.
Finally, in my leisure time, I love hanging out and playing with my family. I am an avid sports person. I participate in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, where I have earned my purple belt and help coach kids classes. I love football and loyally cheer on my Tigers, Seahawks, and Chiefs (unless they are playing the Seahawks). I am also a huge Harry Potter, Marvel, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings fan.
My fee is $105/50 minutes. I am not accepting insurance currently.