· Marriage, Couples, and Parenting Concerns
· Adolescent, Young Adult and Men’s Issues
· Addictions, Co-Dependency, Sexual Compulsions
· Core Identity / Spiritual Searching
· Life Coaching, Therapeutic Mentoring
I am passionate about helping others navigate their way through difficult seasons of their journey. I strive to provide hope and healing in the midst of some very tumultuous times. My unique combination of education and experience combined with a compassionate, non-judgmental approach provide a safe environment to explore a variety of sensitive issues.
Education & Certifications
-Master of Arts (MA) - Counseling - Colorado Christian University - 1992
-Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 1997
-Certified Addictions Counselor - (CAC III) since 1990
-National Certification of Addiction Counselors - (NCACII) since 1991
-Ordained as a Minister of the Gospel - 1989
-Member: American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
I have lived along the 285 Corridor for 30 years; in Bailey for the past 20 years. I have been married to Laurie for 27 years and have three children; Levi, Alyssa, and Toby – who have gone entirely through the Platte Canyon schools. As an ordained pastor I have been in leadership roles at Platte Canyon Community Church for the past 19 years. I also enjoy the outdoors in a myriad of ways, teaching, friends, woodworking and serving others wherever possible.
I have spent most of my career as a Director at Lost and Found Inc., a multidimensional Christian agency ministering primarily to troubled teens and their families. In this role I have gained an intimate knowledge of the Human Services and Court systems and have been a strong advocate for families. I tend to be very flexible, creative and work outside the typical counselor paradigm, using a variety of experiential approaches. For example, most of my services are provided as “home based” rather than meeting in a traditional office setting. I approach all matters from a holistic perspective that takes into consideration not only intertwined Body/Mind/Spirit dynamics, but also extended family, social and cultural systems that come into play. I provide a variety of services on a sliding scale fee that hopefully makes them available to everyone.