I've been in practice in Colorado since 2005, though I never set out to be a counselor or therapist. Honestly, after being an average student in high school and barely graduating from college, I was absolutely positive my academic career was OVER! And counseling - therapy - this was not even on my radar. The closest I got to the field was general Psychology classes in high school and college.
That was all before my life began to crumble around me, before I had to take an honest look at myself, my marriage, my entire life really. With the help of some trusted friends and an amazing counselor, I began to dig my way out and move toward the life I wanted. It wasn't an easy road, but I wouldn't change it.
Life has a funny way of intervening, they say.
Since my journey began, I have enjoyed more freedom from false self, shame and lies. I learned what real intimacy with my wife and my family could be, and I have become a man who lives more passionately and authentically.
I am grateful to live at 8,500 feet with my wife of 23 years, two dogs, three cats and my 16-year-old son. We have a daughter in college in Denver. Some of my passions are flyfishing, snowboarding and camping. I own a dual-sport adventure bike and dream of exploring back roads all over the state. I volunteer as an EMT/firefighter with Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District. I also love college football, hockey, and soccer.
"Desire, both the whispers and the shouts, is the map we have been given to find the only life worth living."
- John Eldredge, Desire
Living with desire isn't always easy as desire opens us up to not only joy but deep heartache and pain as well. Sharing the journey with clients is a great privilege.