After a successful career working in various capacities for a small publishing company, I decided to employ my passion for encouraging and empowering others in a more direct and personal way. I graduated from Wake Forest University with a Master of Arts in Counseling in 2007, became a National Certified Counselor (#227039), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC#8354) in 2010. I have also been a licensed school counselor in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. I have counseled children, youth, and adults in institutional, educational, medical, and private practice settings. I also serve as a practitioner instructor in the online Master of Counseling program at Wake Forest University.
My practice is focused on helping children, adolescents, and adults make positive, productive, and long-lasting changes. My general theory of change is through altering thinking patterns, either directly through helping you discover new ways of thinking or indirectly through behavior changes that can lead to different perspectives. I believe that it is our thinking that influences how we feel and behave. I use cognitive-behavioral, existential, and solution-focused therapies to help you establish these new thought patterns.
I earned a BA in Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1992 and a Master of Divinity from Campbell University in 2003. Prior to counseling, I spent my early career in a small publishing company and have served as a minister and church administrator.
I am a native of Winston-Salem and spend my free time enjoying traveling with my wife and son, playing with my son, and working on the house, in the yard, or on a car.