I know I can’t give you a full picture of myself in just a few words—as well as give you ease with my training and experience—but I’m happy to give you a small glimpse of who I am and what the therapeutic process might look like with me.
My two major passions in life are family and people.
I spent the first half of my life in New Zealand enjoying adventures in the woods and at the beach with friends and family. In time, life got complicated, my parents got a divorce, & within ten years of that, both of my parents passed away. Though painful at times, I recognized that all of life—both the joys and pains have paved the way for me to gain resilience, knowledge, and the ability to process life in ways that have helped me help others.
Qualifications and Experience
During the second half of my life, I moved to the U.S. to study counseling.
While studying, I met my wife of 17 years. My wife then invited me on a journey of travel, challenge, & fun to foreign lands where I learned a foreign language, did extensive volunteer work, counseled many, trained counselors, ran marriage seminars, had three amazing kids, and got the chance to share life with people from various cultures and beliefs.
Over the past five years, I worked for Arapahoe House, as a Case Manager, working to support adults with dependencies and complex physical, mental health, and emotional needs. I also worked at the Aurora Mental Health Center as a school-based therapist, engaging in individual, group, and family therapeutic interventions in response to a variety of disorders and traumas with a variety of different age groups ranging from five years old to adults.
My desire is to engage with you in the midst of your story, sharing the emotions of your journey & providing you with helpful life skills.
Personal Life and Interests
After ten years of living overseas, we returned to the US & have been in Colorado since 2012. Here, I continue to enjoy life’s adventures on the Front Range and in the beautiful Colorado mountains.
Along with a passion for my family, and walking alongside people through their own life journeys, I enjoy biking, hiking, drinking coffee, watching movies, and engaging in great conversations.
I hope one day to have the privilege of having a conversation with you.