Growing up, my family experienced chaos, dysfunction, and violence. We also experienced healing, unity, and growth. This is my story.
I am the youngest of 4 boys. I not only endured, but witnessed my brothers and best friends go through hell and back. My biological father was a source of cruelty, confusion, and abandonment. Eventually, my wonderfully strong mother left him, leaving my mom alone and us 4 boys broken. Our home was filled with constant fighting, tears, and pain. We were angry. We were scared. We were hurt.
When I was 7 years old, the man I consider my true father, married my mom and eventually adopted all 4 of us boys (2 were teenagers). This retired minister and current businessman is the best man I know. Through his insight, protection, and patience we united as a family and healed as individuals. He taught us how to take ownership for our own lives, our health, behaviors, and future. I witnessed all 3 brothers work through pain, go to college, and start businesses and families of their own.
I saw that restoration, peace, and happiness was possible.
My father taught us to serve others. Since I was 16 I knew I wanted to be a counselor. I knew I wanted to help other kids and families. At 18 I pursued a Bachelors in Mental Health Counseling. At 25 I started my Masters in Clinical Counseling. I volunteered at church student programs, worked at after school programs, summer camps, non-profit youth organizations, and universities.
It is my calling to counsel, guide, and empower young people. I've helped 100s of men and women take responsibility for their wellness, behavior and futures.
My passion is to aid adolesents, young adults and professionals take ownership for their lives. To be patient, listen, and support clients in creating happy, healthy, and passionate lives; ultimately, helping young people find out who they are meant to be be.
I want to hear your story; let's partner in designing a more awesome life for you and your family.
Be brave. Call me at 720-504-9933 to get started.