I have been working in the field of mental health since the Spring of 1985 while I was still attending Georgia State University. I am a PhD Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselor with 30+ years experience in the field. Over 25 of those years have been in private practice working with people just like you.
I am a graduate of both the University of Georgia and Georgia State University, as well as a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy. .
I specialize in working with individuals and couples trying to manage the stresses and strains of life in these complex times.
From the first therapy session I focus on who you are as a person. I start from the natural assumption that most of the people who come to me for help are articulate, capable, competent, high functioning, intelligent and good problem solvers. But you get stressed out, stuck, and unhappy. Your relationships become strained. It becomes increasingly difficult to filter and sort through the complex issues you face. Just clearing the time from your busy schedule to come to your first therapy session has been a challenge. You are hoping/wishing for some real help today.
One of the first things I often say to my new clients, even before I ask them “why now?’ is, “Please, take a few deep breaths and sit back and relax.“
On a personal note, I have been happily married for 25+ years to my lovely wife Terri. My passions include chess, fitness and martial arts, projects that require power tools, and anything that allows me to be in the great outdoors.
Education and Credentials
Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Marriage and Family Therapy,
Department of Child & Family Development, 1996, University of Georgia
Master of Science (MS), Community Counseling, Department of Counseling/Education, 1987, Georgia State University
Licensed Professional Counselor (GA LPC #001470)
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (GA LMFT #000717)