I utilize an integrated approach to counseling that draws from narrative, existential, and relational-cultural therapies. I want you to feel like you can show up as who you are, and I'll do the same. Our stories matter. The characters and relationships, the events, the context, and the hero (you) matter. Together we'll explore the details. I'll be the sidekick as we work to understand where you've been, what's keeping you stuck, and where you want to go! You'll develop action-oriented tools in a nonjudgmental, affirming, and empowering environment. I've worked in inpatient, integrated behavioral health, and private practice settings. I also have expertise in working with LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent/GT/twice-exceptional folx, as well as individuals who've experienced religious harm. I hold a bachelor's degree in psychology from Hendrix College, a master's degree in counseling from The University of Texas at Tyler, and I am working toward a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision.
Taking a look at the system we live in and who it's stacked against is important to me. I'm committed to advocacy with and on behalf of my clients. My goal is not just cultural competence; it's also cultural humility. We will always have more to learn. Social justice, celebrating the uniqueness of each person, and the belief that we all deserve equity, prosperity, and joy are foundational for me. I'm a cisgender gay man who grew up in the Christian faith in the Piney Woods of Texas. I don't currently identify as religious, but I'm happy to support clients who find meaning in their spirituality. I practice fully LGBTQ+ affirmative care and volunteer as a board member for the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce. In my free time, I love to travel, explore new foods, go to live music shows, and spend time with my three-legged rescue cat.