I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate providing counseling and coaching for adults and adolescents.
I grew up in Raleigh and earned an undergraduate degree in Religion and Psychology from the University of Virginia. I then gained extensive experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. I worked locally in real estate development before embarking on a ten-year career in non-profit leadership with the YMCA of the Triangle. My leadership at the YMCA included jobs in operations, fundraising, and program management, with my final role being Executive Branch Director of the Alexander Family YMCA.
I left the YMCA to pursue a calling to serve and support individuals through counseling and coaching. I earned a Master of Social Work from NC State University. While pursuing this degree, I worked in a psychiatric hospital for adolescents and adults with severe mental illness. I also served in an addiction recovery program focused on young adult males in recovery from substance use disorder.
I am eternally grateful for my wife and three children, who fill my life with joy and love.
I now operate my own therapy practice supporting people in living purposeful, joy-filled lives. I desire to help people connect more deeply with others and more deeply with God. My areas of focus include stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, spirituality, vocational discernment and work-related challenges, life transitions, addiction recovery, and leadership development and coaching. I engage in practice that is psychologically and theologically integrated, and I utilize a range of clinical approaches. I am anchored in a relational orientation, viewing the relationship between client and therapist as central to creating change.