I have a great respect for my clients and their stories. I consider it a privilege to journey with them toward health and wholeness. I see my role as coming alongside clients to help them make sense of their experiences and develop more flexible ways of handling their difficulties. My approach in working with clients is informed by Attachment Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
My Education, Credentials, and Memberships.
I received a BA in Religion from Whitworth University and completed an MA in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling at George Fox University.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LH60677281) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (MG60491723) in Washington State.
I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a lifetime member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I have been happily married for 10 years and have three wonderful children. After meeting at Whitworth, my wife and I lived abroad before returning to the pacific northwest. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and being outside.