I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia with 20 years of experience. I have worked with various populations throughout that time, including college students, families, seniors, and male inmates in a state correctional facility.
I have two Master’s degrees: A Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Religion. I can help integrate faith into therapy and have been trained extensively to incorporate faith into therapy.
I have experience with the gambit of mental health issues ranging from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, gender dysphoria, substance abuse issues, sexual addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and relationship issues (be it in the family or between two or more partners). I have also worked with folks regarding sexual issues in their relationships. I enjoy helping clients navigate through life when one or both partners has a mental health issue and sexual addiction, and issues related to rekindling their relationship in and out of the bedroom. I have a passion for helping others tweak their relationships into healthier ones than before.
I have a passion for helping people who feel ashamed of where they are in life currently. Shame is an intense psychological issue, and it cripples a lot of us at some time in our lives.
I am a very sex-positive therapist and believe a great relationship takes a neurochemical connection and an emotional connection. Furthermore, I believe that sex was created to be amazing within a romantic union. Finally, I believe that regular sexual activity increases the bond between both partners, thus releasing neurochemicals such as oxytocin (AKA: "the cuddle hormone").
I utilize a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to most issues; however, I will also view clients through the framework of Structural Family Therapy and Systemic Family therapy. I have been trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and will utilize mindfulness (a component of DBT) in my sessions at times, too. Furthermore, I have training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Therefore, I typically try to discern (catch in the “act,” so to speak) when clients act in a manner where they are moving closer to their desired goal instead of focusing on the presenting problem when therapeutically appropriate. Lastly, I have been trained in Multisystemic Therapy, which looks at the interplay between the family home and other agencies such as the school or the Department of Juvenile Justice.
I utilize humor frequently in therapy to help my clients feel comfortable in their sessions. My style is warm, supportive, and collaborative. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients to focus on their feelings and work towards their therapy goals.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
- Parenting issues
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #004807 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Rev. Is very down to earth and easy to connect with. He does a great job of connecting with my husband who was a bit resistant to couples counseling. Rev. Is able to see both sides and hold sessions which we both leave feeling good about. He has a great sense of humor and keeps us smiling throughout our chats!