My specialty is marriage counseling. My goal is to help marriages not just to survive, but thrive. When marriages are healthy, not only do the husband and wife benefit, but also the children, other family members, the church, and others benefit as well. Strong marriages are a powerful way to impact the church and community.
I also host the podcast Relationship Helpers with my wife Laura. We discuss topics on marriage, parenting, and personal growth. I interview experts in the counseling and helping profession in areas such as communication in marriage, sexual abuse, domestic violence, blended marriages, sexual addiction, and much more.
I am a Mooresville native, growing up in the Shepherds community. I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, I worked at Connie Maxwell Baptist Children’s Home in Greenwood, SC. I enjoy working with children and helping them develop strong, healthy spirits.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (#8916). I received my Master’s degree in Agency Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2011. During my internships, I worked in the Delta Unit at Davis Regional Medical Center and at New River Behavioral Healthcare, which are both located in Statesville, NC. I enjoy working with men and women of all ages as well as couples.
Life is difficult. It is easy to get bogged down by its complexities and lose focus. I feel that my greatest strength is being an encourager. As your counselor, I will encourage you and help you view your issues in a new, fresh light.
I am a very visual person. We will work together as a team to diagram, list, or draw out the issues at hand. At your pace, we will set realistic, achievable goals. I will utilize Reality, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Gestalt therapies.
I enjoy meeting new people. I look forward to helping you obtain the freedom and zest for life that you have always desired.
I relax by reading dense historical biographies, playing recreational tennis and basketball, petting my dogs, playing with my son, and cooking with my wife Laura. I also paint in watercolors and design stained glass windows.