“For those seeking to integrate Christian counseling, I maintain a balance between psychology and Christianity and a balance between spirituality and the mind.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have had an interesting life, so I try my best to identify with your situation. I will walk right beside you, wherever you are, in a nonjudgmental and supporting way. Throughout college, I worked with mental health clients in supported housing. Before becoming a psychotherapist, I was a university administrator who led a multicultural leadership program. It was there that God showed me the ability and desire to lead young men. In the past, I attended seminary and have served both as a youth and college minister. For a period, I also served with the Department of Homeland Security as a US Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum officer.
What should someone know about working with you?
I specialize solely in males and men's issues. Clients will receive homework as deemed appropriate. For those seeking to integrate Christian counseling, I maintain a balance between psychology and Christianity and a balance between spirituality and the mind. I am relatable and there are no literal or figurative suits in sessions. I enjoy working with people, regardless of their beliefs.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I read various books and attend CEU training.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I use the client's worldview and values to shape their therapy, whether they are religious or non-religious, and take a nonjudgmental approach. I am a native New Yorker and am well-versed in various areas (e.g., religions, non-religion, worldviews, politics, diversity, etc.).
What are some things you should know about me?
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, learning about cultures, watching criminal procedural and comedy shows, and trying new foods.
“I am relatable and there are no literal or figurative suits in sessions.”