I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP).
I have resolved through therapy myself both childhood and adult post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) My personal experiences and recovery give me a unique perspective and a distinct advantage when working with clients who have had similar experiences. The three groups of clients I most enjoy working with are Veterans, Couples, and Teens. My life and the lives of most of my clients are living examples showing that the effects of trauma and TBI can be reduced and in many cases eliminated.
I am also a military veteran. I served proudly for 12 years in the Navy on four submarines. It was a privilege to be a member of that elite corps of military professionals. I have worked with active duty military as well as veterans and their families – from WWII through Iraq and Afghanistan.
I thoroughly enjoy working with my clients. Each client teaches me something new about myself and my field of work. I invite you to schedule an appointment to see if you think you can work with me to deal with the issues that intrude on your life, and to claim for yourself a higher quality of life.
As a person, though, I am more than the sum of my licenses, degrees, and experiences. I am a husband with a fabulous wife, Kathleen, and a dad and stepdad to four amazing kids and 12 grandkids. Kathleen and I have a 8-year-old German Shepherd, Frejya, who is a part of our practice. I am training Frejya as both a service dog and therapy dog – or maybe she is training me! You can find me at http://www.brain-healing.net and contact me at email@example.com.