I am a Licensed Professional Counselor offering individual counseling for adolescents (13+), and couples counseling in the Carrollton community. I am a former infantry officer of the United States Army with 3.5 years of active service and service in Afghanistan (OEF-10). I spent another 6 in the Georgia Army National Guard while I earned my master’s degree in psychology from the University of West Georgia in May of 2016.
I find that lives rarely seem to follow any predictable trajectory, and even when they do, reality and expectation often conspire in our hearts and minds to frustrate and disappoint. In the process of navigating these trajectories, we experience countless variations of basic human suffering (grief, trauma, disappointment, anger, loss, etc). I imagine equally countless reasons to seek therapy in the service of managing, coping with, or surviving the suffering in our lives. I hope to be your partner in this endeavor. However, relief from suffering alone is not the only reason to seek counseling. I also hope to be a partner to you in the growth, change, and fulfillment you might find in a life well-lived.
My experience continues to reinforce the notion that therapy should be firmly grounded in a deep and careful understanding of your lived experience, and I believe a strong relationship between you and I is an essential element. To that end, I draw primarily from humanistic and existential theories, but I also lean on psychodynamic theories, cognitive theories (CBT), various personality theories, and depth psychotherapy.