Although I am a native Texan, I have lived in Oklahoma for over 20 years. I have worked in the mental health field since 2007 in direct care, management, training, and support roles. In my free time, I enjoy going to the movies, playing video games, watching plenty of soccer and the San Antonio Spurs. If I have the opportunity to get away, I will most likely be found in one of our beautiful national parks in the western United States. My partner on these journeys is my wife, Melanie, whom I have been married to for over 15 years.
I graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. My experience in mental health began as I worked in an inpatient setting with children (ages 6-18). After occupying a variety of roles at that program, I transitioned to working with a foster care non-profit with parents and children of all ages. After I began training to become a therapist, I worked in an outpatient setting with couples, individuals, children, and families. And most recently I was employed in a partial hospitalization or day treatment setting with children (ages 5-14) and their families.
Because of these beliefs, I don’t see myself as an advice giver or a guru with secret knowledge to bestow, but as a professional who is invited to assist people on their journey to living in a more preferred way. I see our meetings as an invitation from you to me, and my goal is to honor that invitation by listening, believing, and respecting your humanity, autonomy, beliefs, needs, and experiences.