About My Clients
As the saying goes, “normal is just a setting on the washing machine.” Since I was a child, I have had a passion for the “underdog”, for the people and things that just don’t seem to quite fit the “norm”. I have always been drawn to the unique, the overlooked, the forgotten, or the misunderstood. As a therapist, I love working with people who march to the beat of their own drum and struggle to find their place in a world that seems to be against them.
My Background and Approach
Too often, we come to realize that we aren’t living the life we want to be living. Depression and anxiety start dictating our paths, or we find ourselves in relationships that aren’t as fulfilling as we hoped. This is where I love to meet people. Using trauma informed practices and an empathetic ear, I enjoy coming alongside others when they feel stuck or hopeless and helping them along their journey. I believe people often have a destination in mind they are hoping to reach; they just need help finding the best way to achieve that goal. We all encounter many roadblocks along life’s way, and we often need help navigating our way around these challenges. During therapy, we will utilize a trauma-based approach that will consider the struggles and difficulties you have encountered up to this point while also focusing on strengths-based strategies to both clarify your life goals and help you achieve them. The journey is often a challenging one, and I would love to walk it with you!
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
As a gay man, I am very interested in working with other members of the LGBTQIA+ community. While I am open to working with anyone in that community, I am particularly interested in working with people who have faced family rejection due to their LGBTQIA+ identity as well as those who have experienced religious trauma from it. As a former teacher with 15 years’ experience, I also enjoy working with youth ages 8 and up, particularly those who identify as LGBTQIA+ as well. I also have training and experience with ethical non-monogamy in relationships, and I would love to meet with people who are curious about it or would appreciate some guidance while pursuing it. On a more personal note, I am a child at heart, and I still enjoy all things Disney and playing with Legos (which you can see in my office). I also enjoying cooking and baking for my family, and my Saturdays are usually spent pursuing some new recipe. Thanks again for visiting my page!