I wanted to be a therapist since age 12. I delayed until my 30’s because that lemonade stand money was just too good. I also wanted to experience “real” adult life before going to graduate school. This resulted in a successful IT career, a marriage, and lots of growing up.
Many clients have shared that they feel I’m unusually easy to talk to, that I’m especially non-judgmental, and they like coming to my office.
Volunteer experience includes two years on a hotline for domestic violence and sexual assault, two years in a “big brother” mentoring program, and numerous community outreach programs. Volunteerism allowed me to enjoy a great diversity of people. Along the way I also accumulated two years of coursework in psychology, research, and statistics.
My bachelor’s degree in Business Administration served me well, and that career experience helps me relate with people in the typical working world. After ten years of the corporate grind I took the plunge, earning a Masters of Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill in 2008 with a certificate in Addiction Studies. My personal interests include identity, consciousness, and personal spirituality.
Married 30 years to Sarah, a brilliant CPA, empath, and highly intuitive weirdo with a severe addiction to books. She’s also the most wonderful friend in the world.
The year of 2020 will go down in history as a challenging year for many people, and our family is no exception. We experienced numerous losses and huge life changes. Our great compassion during this transformational era compels us to rise above circumstances and deepen our personal practices to support the birth of a brighter future.