I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) from Azusa Pacific University in 2011. Prior to that I studied History at Dordt College and earned my MA in Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. I have been formally counseling for more than five years in a number of professional capacities. I have been practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Washington since May of 2013. As a counselor I have helped people address a range of issues from anxiety and mood disorders to relationship concerns to faith crises and everything in between. In my work, I have developed particular interest in men’s issues, grief and loss, and interpersonal relationships.
I am a Christian who has wrestled with my faith and who has come to a deep and meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I experienced the sting of death and grief at an early age, and I have suffered injuries that limit my ability to engage in activities I once enjoyed. Yet while my family has faced many challenges, I continually find comfort and strength in my personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Today, I work as a counselor and I also teach graduate classes through Liberty University Online. I am married with four children, and when I am not counseling or teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and being active outdoors.
My personal interests involve reading, hiking, and watching and playing sports. I have lived in a number of geographical locations throughout my life, and I am excited to now call Seattle home. The most important things to me are my faith and my family, which have supported and sustained me through some of the most challenging experiences of my life.
I chose to become a Christian counselor because I know that conflict and pain are inevitable in a world corrupted by sin. I believe I have been called by God to help others know that healing is possible and that God will never tempt us beyond what we can handle. I believe that God has uniquely designed and equipped me to help facilitate renewal in peoples’ lives for those times when they may need help.
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