Counseling & Consulting
I tend to describe myself as a Cognitive-Behavioral therapist with Psychodynamic underpinnings. What that means is that I believe that our beliefs and thoughts impact our behavior and that much of what we believe and think in the here and now is directly related to experiences from the past.
I see individuals (teens and up), couples, and families with relationship concerns or emotional/behavioral distress. Counseling — both in-person and online — is an effective strategy for dealing with depression, anxiety, marriage and family issues, relationship concerns and a host of other distressing concerns.
I am credentialed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor by Florida's Department of Health, a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors, and a Board-Certified Professional Christian Counselor by the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors.
In some municipalities, couples who undergo premarital counseling are eligible for a discount on their marriage license.
I have additional training in personality testing and have completed customized personality profiles for organizations looking to assess new ministry candidates.
Teaching & Training
I've had the honor of providing teaching and training in a variety of contexts: church congregations, pastors' conferences, youth conventions, teacher in-service trainings, and foreign mission orientations. Sample presentations are found here: Multimedia.
I've taught courses in counseling/psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level since 2007.