Marriage, Relationship, Individual & Family Counseling
Specializing in Helping Relationships
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Child Life Specialist. My specialization is relationships. Whether I see an individual adult, child, teen, couple, or family, I recognize that our relationships are always with us and influencing our decisions. That is why I work from a relationship perspective.
I am currently an Independent Counselor with the Roanoke Valley Counseling Center in Cave Spring. I have over twenty years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children as a teacher, counselor, health care worker, and therapist in a variety of settings including schools, agencies, non-profits, private practice, and hospitals. My unique education, training, and years of experience allow me to understand the concerns and issues that children, adults, relationships, and families face.
I am originally from the Central Coast of California and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 15 years, where I received my training as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been together with my wife for just shy of twenty years, although we have known each other since childhood. We also have two children, a son and daughter, who are fraternal twins. We recently moved to Roanoke from Phoenix, Arizona, where I trained and worked as a Certified Child Life Specialist.
I prize and enjoy balancing both my personal life with helping others in a professional setting. It is a constant challenge, but one that is incredibly rewarding to me. As a therapist I have the special opportunity to both watch individuals and relationships lead happier lives while growing personally from the struggles and successes I witness.