What you might want to know:
I am a Licensed Professional Conselor located in Dripping Springs, Texas. My clients are men and boys aged 15 and up. They bring a variety of concerns to their sessions, including anxiety, depression, men's issues, and stage of life challenges.
Before becoming a licensed counselor I spent 20 years working for technology companies in a managerial capacity. I'm also the father of two girls. My business and family experience help me relate well to the concerns that clients bring to me.
Many people believe that understanding our past and the connections it has to today’s problems is the fundamental goal of counseling. Indeed, our personal history is usually very much entangled with our current emotional and relational difficulties. A skilled counselor can help us better understand the connection between the past and the present or to develop insight into the origins of the emotional/relational obstacles we encounter.
However, that is usually just the first step. The burdens the past bequeaths to the present are not resolved solely through insight. The most successful approaches to psychotherapy will concentrate more on what can be done now. For that reason I have adopted the following quote by James Allen as a fundamental guide: “Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.” Though written nearly a century ago, that statement succinctly expresses the outcome of modern psychological research. It also reflects the wisdom of the ages:
Paul.............Be transformed by the renewal of your minds.
Buddha........All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Epictetus......Men are disturbed not by things, but by the views which they take of them.
My goal is for clients to become change-agents in their own lives. I attempt to give them tools and techniques that empower them to live healthy and positive lives in whatever circumstances they find themselves.
If you have specific concerns or questions that are not covered on this website, just give me a call at your convenience. I'll be happy to talk with you.