One of my favorite quotes is by the Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, it reads, “Life is lived forward but understood backward.” It is true, I believe, but also a bit sad because it conveys the notion that life moves beyond us before we can fully appreciate it. One of my chief goals in counseling is to slow things down a bit so my clients can more fully embrace the life they have been given by God. This may mean more joy, laughter, and spontaneity, but it also may mean more grief. If it is true, no matter what it is, we should move toward it because when we do, we will find truth’s Author behind it. And while my client’s circumstances may not be good, their Creator is.
I enjoy working with couples locked in marital conflict, especially when finances, intimacy, or career are the primary flash points. I also enjoy working with individual men and women who wish to improve their relationships and/or advance their careers. Lastly, I feel called to work with men who were bullied as children and now find that pattern repeating itself in their jobs.
My wife and I moved to St. Louis in 1998 and have grown to love its culture, its food, but most of all, its people. We have two (active) daughters and a (very active) son and find ourselves in a season of life where miles on the car are high, time is short and if you were to see a picture of my kitchen at 7am on a week day you would wonder if I’m qualified to give advice to anyone.