I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Author and Teacher with over 19 years of experience in helping people transform their lives and relationships. I’ve worked in the contexts of the Church, community mental health agencies and private practice. I am currently in private practice with offices in Plano and Frisco, Texas.
From 2010-2014 I also served on staff as a marriage therapist for The Hideaway Experience in Amarillo, TX, where I co-led 4 day marriage intensives with four couples at a time. More recently I have been doing 1-2 day private marriage intensives with couples in my office.
Prior to becoming a full-time therapist I was the college pastor at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, serving primarily on the campuses of UCLA, USC, LMU, as well with a large number of young adults from the entertainment industry in and around Los Angeles. I also served on staff part-time from 2008-2011 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX where I was primarily responsible to care for the youth staff, provide crisis counseling for students and families in the youth department, and teach bi-monthly parenting classes for parents of youth.
One of the things I like to do for fun and personal growth is run. I am an avid runner having completed two marathons (Chicago Marathon in 2006 and Los Angeles in 2007) as well as several half-marathons. In February 2014 I completed my first ultra-race by running the Cowtown Ultramarathon (50k). One of my goals for 2015 is to run and complete my first 50 mile race.
I live in McKinney, Texas with my wife Heather and our two children.
If you are interested in a longer biography about my life and journey to becoming a therapist who is passionate about working with people, then read on.
In order to be the best therapist I can be and provide you with the highest value in our time together I continue ongoing training as a therapist. Currently I am in my second year of psychodrama training and growth group under the direction of Katrena Hart.
I'm licensed in the state of Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist (#201264). I'm a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, member of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, and a member and Vice-President (2012-2014) for the Dallas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
I served as an advisory board member to Pure Hope (2010-2014) which works in the area of sex trafficking, pornography, sexuality/technology, while helping provide resources to parents and communities.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Canyon University - 1997 (Phoenix, AZ)
Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary - 2003 (Pasadena, CA)
Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy - 2007 (Pasadena, CA)
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