I grew up in Oklahoma City but spent much of my young adult life in the military town of Lawton, Oklahoma. I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology in 1995 and a Master's of Science in Behavioral Sciences in 1997, both from Cameron University.
I started working in mental health in 1994 and completed requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2001 and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in 2014.
During my career I have worked with adults in a community mental health center, and children and teens in foster care and in a psychiatric hospital.
Since 2010, I have been honored to provide professional counseling to children, teens, and adults in Edmond, Oklahoma.
In 2014, I started the first Edmond Chapter of SMART Recovery and expanded my individual practice to include other mental health counselors, changing the name to Edmond Counseling & Professional Development.
In 2016, I was honored to be awarded "Counselor of the Year" by the Oklahoma Drug & Alcohol Professional Counselor Assocation.
In addition to counseling, I have also had the pleasure of providing hundreds of hours of training to mental health professionals throughout the state of Oklahoma.
I have been married to my beautiful wife since 1994 and have two wonderful children. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading, and exercising.
Education and Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor,
Oklahoma Department of Health, # 2498
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor,
Oklahoma Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors #1174
Master's Degree in Behavioral Sciences,
Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology,
Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma
2010- Present Private Practice, Edmond, Oklahoma. Specializing in the treatment of teens and adults with issues such as: depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. Approved License Professional Counselor Supervisor by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Provide supervision for Oklahoma LPC Candidates.
2011- 2014 Provided supervision for Oklahoma LPC Candidates for a community mental health center.
1999- 2010 Psychotherapist for a psychiatric hospital treating children, adolescents, and their families for such issues as: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma from past abuse, sexually inappropriate behaviors, behavioral problems, aggression, opposition, drug abuse, suicide attempts, and self harmful behaviors. Supervised practicum students and Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates.
2006-2008 Contract Psychotherapist for a community mental health center. Treated adults with issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma from past abuse. drug abuse, and marital problems. Served as Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates.
2004-2007 Head of Training for a psychiatric hospital. Conducted over 750 training hours for psychotherapists, nurses, and mental health workers. Topics included: crisis management, child development, discipline strategies, treating psychiatric disorders, and building healthy relationships. Served as Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates.
1997-1999 Psychotherapist for a therapeutic foster care agency. Served children and adolescents in foster care removed from their families due to alleged abuse or neglect. Treated children and adolescents with such issues as: depression, anxiety, trauma from past abuse, behavioral problems, aggression, and opposition.
1994- 1997 Served as a Mental Health Technician and later as a psychotherapist for children and adolescents in day treatment programs. Treated such issues as: depression, anxiety, trauma from past abuse, behavioral problems, aggression, and opposition.
Training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other Evidenced Based Practices (partial list)
Training in Parent- Child Interaction Therapy, Oklahoma University Health Science Center 2010-2011
Certification in Choice Theory/ Reality Therapy William Glasser Institute 2003
Advanced Training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Albert Ellis Institute 2005
Basic Training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Albert Ellis Institute 2002
Training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy 2007
Gottman Method, Level 1, Gottman Institute 2017
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1320 East 9th Street, Suite 6, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034, United States
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