After working in supply chain management for 15 years, I realized that I needed to find work that was more meaningful and in alignment with my personal values. I began working as a paraprofessional in a pre-school setting, and eventually decided to return to graduate school. I find joy in working with individuals, couples, and families. My areas of interest include helping people recover from trauma, attachment wounds, and substance-related difficulties.
As someone who understands how difficult it can be to reach out for support and receive it, I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for my clients. As a therapist, my aim is to facilitate my clients' personal growth and transformation by providing a supportive, non-judgmental space where they can explore their feelings and experiences. I use an integrated approach primarily drawing from the following modalities; person-centered, narrative, emotionally focused, and additionally I recognize that we are all comprised of a variety of parts of self and both honor and work to integrate all parts of a client’s personality in treatment.
I have four children, ages 22, 21, 2 and a baby. I have been through a divorce and understand the challenges of navigating this difficult life experience. My wife, who is also a therapist, and I enjoy living an active life style particularly spending time hiking with our Golden Retriever. I consider myself a life long learner and enjoy reading and listening to podcasts about a variety of topics including nutrition, physical wellness, mental and emotional well-being, men’s issues, etc.
My personal healing and wellness journey has included a daily yoga practice, daily meditation, daily workouts, and I have completed two marathons. I have not always managed to sustain a daily practice in these disciplines so I also know a little something about how challenging it can be to “get back on track” so to speak. As a cancer survivor I am also intimately familiar with the life altering dynamics of challenging health conditions and enjoy supporting others through these difficult experiences.
If you feel I may be the right fit for you I would be honored to be a part of your own healing journey.
· Coping with life changes
· Relationships & Intimacy
· Mood Disorders
· Stress, Anxiety, Depression
· Men’s issues
· Medical/physical health issues
· LGBTQIA+ Ally
· Healthy Sexuality
Brainspotting works on the theory that feelings from trauma can become stuck in the body, leading to both physical and mental ailments. It is believed that the brain’s memory of a particular trauma or incident is “reset” in the body and brain through Brainspotting.
To learn more about Brainspotting Therapy:
The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening therapy designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors through filtered music.
As a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, the SSP acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagal nerve stimulator, helping to re-tune the nervous system to better support connection, collaboration and resilience.
The SSP involves listening to specially filtered music through headphones alongside a provider, in-person or remotely. Suitable for children and adults, the SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences and more.
The cost to access the SSP technology is an additional $250. This includes a five-hour auditory intervention developed and patented by Dr. Stephen Porges; and an additional five-hour auditory follow up intervention intended to help the nervous system integrate the gains achieved.
Learn more at: https://www.whatisthessp.com/
Polyvagal Theory: the Science of Feeling Safe
Developed by world-renowned researcher and Unyte’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Dr. Stephen Porges,Polyvagal Theory focuses on what is happening in the body and the nervous system, and explains how our sense of safety, danger or life-threat can impact our behavior.
Understanding Polyvagal Theory provides a scientific framework that can be applied through physiological, or “bottom-up” therapies, to help change and improve how we feel, think and connect with others
Attachment Theory: Nurturing Connections for Emotional Well-being
Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby, Attachment Theory delves into the dynamics of emotional bonds between individuals, particularly in early childhood. This theory explores how the quality of these early attachments influences emotional regulation, interpersonal relationships, and overall well-being throughout life.
Attachment Theory sheds light on the importance of a secure and supportive connection with primary caregivers in shaping an individual's sense of safety, trust, and self-worth. Early experiences of attachment lay the foundation for future relationships, impacting one's ability to form and maintain healthy connections.
Understanding Attachment Theory provides a valuable framework for comprehending the profound impact of early relationships on emotional development. It offers insights into how individuals navigate social interactions, seek support, and cope with stress. By applying Attachment Theory, therapists and caregivers can enhance emotional resilience and contribute to positive relationship experiences, fostering well-being and personal growth.