My Approach to Helping
I believe deeply in the power of feeling valued, understood, and validated as a person and this has become the foundation of my practice. My role as a therapist is to assist individuals in discovering a clear picture of their difficulties and develop a solution utilizing my expertise, but also the strengths and wisdom of my clients. I hope my clients see our time together as empowering, motivating, and relaxing. My approach will vary depending on the needs of the client and am always open to discussing our therapeutic process as needed.
When working with couples, my goal is to help create healthy communication patterns which allow the couple to deepen their connection and harness one another's strengths.
More Info About My Practice
Weekday, evening, & weekend appointments available. I have offices in Indianapolis and Bloomington. Call, email, or text today to get started.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
As a generalist, I have had the privilege of working with a variety of issues through a wide range of ages. Relationship issues, marriage, divorce/separation, parenting, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, and learning differences are just a few of the areas which I have assisted individuals. I have had a unique opportunity to work with many adolescents and young adults and find great joy in helping individuals through difficult transitions in life. When appropriate, family members and friends can be a great asset to the therapeutic process.
If you desire to bring your faith into the therapeutic process with me, I am very comfortable walking through the doors of Christian spirituality with you. Utilizing our faith system is a very powerful tool and should never be underutilized.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
As a man with dyslexia and ADD, I have not only struggled in the educational system, but have also experienced the hidden impact of this diagnosis through loss of confidence, feelings of inadequacy and shame, guilt and failure. I have had to work very hard to discover and embrace the best version of myself. This has not been an easy journey, nor is it over. I know the exhausted despair, but I also know the triumph and success that comes from self-validation and dreams that have come true. If you have been diagnosed or suspect a learning difference in yourself or a loved one, consider allowing me to join the marathon as a coach and counselor. My journey has not only made me empathetic to the struggle of learning differences, but has made my heart tender and joyful in ways I could never had expected.