I’ve sat in the same wood chair for thirty-five years.
My professional journey began in 1982. A quick stop at Covenant Theological Seminary led to studies in beautiful, downtown Saint Louis University where I earned two degrees, a Masters degree in Educational Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy.
Along the way I picked up my professional license (MLFT), built a significant private practice, and later founded a non-profit organization called CrossRoads Christian Counseling, the business that thinks like a mission.
I live with the love of my life (40+ years strong), and continue to care for the hearts of our adult children, aged 28 and 32, and new arrival, granddaughter Evie. We live in suburbia with a cat and suffer an occasional squirrel in the garage. Chesterfield Presbyterian (PCA) has been our church home for over twenty years.
I specialize in personal and marital growth, affair-related difficulties, family and step-family issues, parenting teens, leadership & problem-solving, relational coaching, and working with church workers and missionaries. I meet with clients in St. Louis and not-St.-Louis (can you say Zoom). My mentors at a distance have been pastor Tim Keller, scholar C.S. Lewis, and friend Dan Allender, psychologist extraordinaire.
Along with a partner, Brian Carlin I founded, serve, and write for a non-profit called InterConnected. Through a multi-year, finely-crafted group experience our curriculum helps men find each other, tell their stories, explore the brokenness of life, and celebrate each other through a revitalized gospel. The group room is often noisy as boys are boys no matter their age.
You can reach me at the office at 636.579.2983.
You can download paperwork for your first visit here.