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About Me

My main goal is to give you a streamlined counseling experience—to invite you to settle into your greater wholeness as an individual and member of this family and world we live in.

I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselor in the state of Arkansas and have worked in residential treatment for teens, a private practice, a university clinic, a trauma-focused children's agency, and a community homeless shelter.

My studies include a Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. I lived in Jordan in 2013 and 2014 to work for the Jordanian Ministry for Social Development (وزارة التنميـــة الإجتماعيــــة), while also working in a local bakery in Amman. I then completed an intensive Arabic program, which led me to debate internationally with BYU's Arabic debate team in Qatar. I had fancy dreams of becoming a spy or something, but ultimately decided to become a therapist. You know, helping people instead of spying on them.

I completed a Master's in Family Therapy at Valdosta State University in Georgia as well as additional coursework in group therapy and career counseling from the University of Arkansas. My professional interests include human change and what it means to master a craft, as well as how hypnosis, meditation, and wisdom traditions can inform both change work and craft mastery.

Outside of therapy, I love to read, play, and eat great food with my beautiful wife and kids.

​Clients have come to me with topics like:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Teen parenting

  • Child anxiety and panic attacks

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Weight Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Sleep Issues

  • Pain Management

  • Stress Management

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Addiction (food, sex, smoking)

  • Gender, Orientation, and Related Topics

  • Faith and Spirituality 

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My Approach

I'm trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, meaning that I think about problems within their context. In short, my approach is usually:

+Systemic (the problem is influenced by many contextual factors at once)


+Non-pathologizing (I don't think you're crazy—your behavior makes sense in context)

+Strength- and potential-oriented

+Brief (sometimes)

+Collaborative (we work together at each step, and you can give feedback)

Many psychotherapists and medical professionals look to see what's wrong inside you—maybe you're deficient in a hormone or have a neurotransmitter on the fritz. While I do encourage thorough medical examination and input, I am usually interested in how your life is impacted presently, as well as the unique pattern that keeps the problem in place.

In this sense, I don't believe that problems are "inside you" and need to be fixed, but rather that things are tangled between you and some other thing. In other words, the problem thrives in a relationship, perhaps between you and someone else, you and yourself, or you and an expectation, desire, or difficulty.

To find solutions, we invite new orientations to aspects of Self and World to see what generative solutions emerge. Therapy can be a container for this emergent process.

To approach change, I may gather information about the patterns you experience in relation to your problem and what you'd like to be different. Then, we might engage in therapeutic conversations, activities, and/or hypnosis to shift the circumstance or your experience of it. Since change is constant, we can be intentional about it. Then, you can find an integrated, whole way for you to be you.

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