I first encountered CrossRoads Counseling in the nineties when feeling stuck in a challenging relationship. Little did I know that I would one day have the privilege of sitting across from people who also were looking for somebody to walk beside them through their pain and confusion. After working in marketing for over a decade, I received a Masters in Counseling from Covenant Seminary in 2011.
I work with a wide variety of men and women. Many come for help in their relationships. Some are engaged and preparing for a lifetime together, while others are facing the very real struggles of this commitment or even second-guessing their decision to marry. I work with both men and women affected by infidelity and betrayal: those who are considering leaving and those who have been left. I enjoy working with people in ministry: those who are struggling to sustain the difficult work, those who are feeling burnt-out, or those who have been wounded by their experiences working or growing up in the church. I’ve enjoyed working with guys who need an advocate as they navigate coming of age and try to make sense of their emotions, their relationships, and particularly their value.
In addition to working with individuals and couples, I co-lead men’s groups that explore issues related to parenting, marriage, sexuality, intimacy, and cultivating life-giving friendships.
We are made for relationships. Through the years I have learned that there can be hope in the midst of brokenness and that joy grows out of pain. Many of my clients come longing for connection with their spouses, with their children, with their parents, without knowing how to give or receive what they really need. My desire is to meet my clients where they are and to provide a safe environment where they feel understood and have the freedom to pursue change. In such an environment, they can begin to work through the issues–fear, anger, shame, contempt, and powerlessness –that prevent them from healthy connections with others, with themselves, and with God. I delight in the work of reconciliation.
I live with my wife and two boys in Webster Groves. As a family we love anything that involves the outdoors and at least one of us loves trains.