I’m glad you’re here. I know it can be daunting to search online for someone to walk beside you through life’s trials. I’ve created this website to help you decide whether I’d be a good fit for you. Explore as much as you’d like; when you’re ready to reach out I’d love to hear from you!
A little bit about what makes my counseling unique. I maintain my practice on the side of my main job as a professor in Alliant International University's Couple and Family Therapy program, which provides several benefits. First, it allows me to keep my practice small - my caseload is only seven people - thus ensuring you get my full attention. Second, as an award-winning researcher and author of some of my field's most popular textbooks, I'm on the cutting edge of the field. I'm also one of only about eight people in the valley with a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from a COAMFTE-accredited program - the highest level of MFT accreditation in the nation.
As a professor I have the privilege of closely observing our students for two years. After graduation, I invite a few of our most talented to do their 2-3 year apprenticeship with me. So if you'd like to work with me but that ends up not being able to happen, working with Natalie or Michelle is the next best thing. I will mentor them closely throughout your visits and can testify to their excellent work. They each bring something different to the table, so click their pictures to get a feel for which of them you'd like to work with.
Some random thoughts for you. Tomorrow marks the start of the three weeks between the end of my school year and that of my children's. It is the most distraction-free time of the year for me, so I usually spend most of it doing my professional writing for the year. Tonight I'm reflecting on why each
I've had the privilege of meeting two celebrities. Two homeless celebrities. The first was a man I spent several hours with in the middle of a cold, rainy night in the middle of the Appalachian mountains. He'd just attempted suicide. The second was a cheerful, generous man on the streets of Mexico