Sometimes counseling is about repairing a broken heart or healing a wounded soul. Sometimes it's about getting un-stuck, un-blockaded, un-tired and un-confused and being able to see and take the best next step. Sometimes counseling is just about growing – growing in wisdom and understanding, maybe even stepping up to a new place in life, a new calling, a new relationship.
Whatever the issue on the table, counseling is always about drawing close to the God who created you and becoming all that He designed you to be.
As a counselor, I count it a privilege to walk with you in the continuing discovery of your God and yourself. I have a graduate degree in counseling from Dallas Baptist University and am credentialed by the Texas State Board as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
I have had a variety of "unique" experiences that have helped shape who I am and how I walk alongside those that are hurting. I served eight years as pastor of a church plant in small community in which the culture was one of violence of every kind, including domestic; drug and alcohol addiction, and sexual promiscuity. I also traveled during eight consecutive summers to the Amazon Basin of Peru, where I taught pastors and worked in jungle and village ministry. I spent 17years working in pastoral counseling in the Dallas area, serving adults and couples both in individual and in group counseling. My experience is in trauma, dissociative disorders, mood/personality disorders, depression, grief, critical incident stress debriefing, suicide and its impact; and addictions.