Counselor. Supervisor. Author. Speaker.
I am a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental health Counselor and Supervisor (LCMHCS) Since 1991, I’ve had the privilege of counseling hundreds of adolescents, emergent adults and families as they cope with anxiety, depression, grief and loss and other emotional and behavioral challenges. As a counselor and supervisor, my approach toward counseling can best be described as a God-centered, soul-focused, and neuro-informed blend of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and internal family (IFS).
In November 2019, my book entitled Heart Cries of Every Teen: Eight Core Desires that Demand Attention was released. Yay! This book was written to equip parents and caring adults to understand and address the eight heart core desires that drive and direct much of the best and worst behaviors we see unfolding during the adolescent years of development.
After starting (and then completing) my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision I began teaching graduate students in clinical mental health counseling. I also supervise counselor associates for licensure in the state of North Carolina.
Most of my energy these days is focused on developing The SoulWell Center, a non-profit organization I started in 2022. We focus on deepening relational connections by equipping people to become better listeners, providing a space for personal growth through groups and coming alongside organizations who would like to empower their members to improve their ability to safely and effectively listen and engage stories. Check us out!
I am happily married to my college sweetheart John and together we have three amazing adult children. I love the outdoors and consider a family hike that culminates with a view of the North Carolina mountains to be an absolutely perfect day.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor (LCMHCS) since 1994 (#879S)
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) since 2019
National Board of Certified Counselors since 1991 (#41101)
Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University - 2020
M.S., Community Counseling, Georgia State University - 1991
Certificate, Christian Counseling, Richmont University - 1991
B.S., Psychology, Duke University - 1989
Member, American Counseling Association
Member, Christian Association for Psychological Studies
Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision