Wouldn’t it be awesome to just talk to someone? About anything? And to feel safe, no matter what you say?
I wonder what you would say, if you could say anything? And, if this someone you are talking with is your dream therapist, I wonder what they would say? What would you want them to say?
What if they helped you to feel heard, understood and deeply validated, no matter what you are experiencing? What if they helped you to answer some of your questions about what to say, how to say it, and how to move forward in life, even if it might make you uncomfortable at first?
Sometimes hearing what we need to hear is not the same as hearing what we want to hear…at first. But what if it is something that would help us to feel better in the long run, something to help us to grow in freedom from past hurts, bad habits or other hang-ups.
These questions and answers concern me deeply. It is my gift of gentle caring for other people coupled with my daily surrender to the leading of my Lord that have led me into the field of counseling. I want to listen to you, and more than this, I want to hear what gets in your way, what keeps you from growing, from healing, from becoming the person you want to be, the person you are created to be.
I received my BA in Psychology from Williams College and my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. For the past 7 years I have been practicing in Colorado as an Addictions Counselor with the Colorado Department of Corrections and as a mental health therapist at Cross Roads Counseling of the Rockies. I am licensed in Wyoming as a Professional Counselor and also as an Addictions Therapist. I have an extensive background working with people who suffer from addictions, as well as with helping their family members. I have lots of experience with different kinds of recovery groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Life’s Healing Choices, and Celebrate Recovery, both as group member and as group facilitator. Having my own blended family has increased my sensitivity and awareness of family issues relating to broken and rebuilt family structures. Raising sons and working in men’s ministries has helped me become committed to helping men become better husbands, fathers and brothers. The family perspective has also allowed me to view the strengths and vulnerabilities of women as sacred and honored. Whoever you are and whatever your issues, I will be there with you, on your walk toward freedom and healing.
Although I was born in Toledo, Ohio and was raised in many locations across the USA, I have lived in Colorado most of my life. Now I am drawn by God to Cheyenne and to my work with Mind Spa Counseling and with Ambush Ministries. I have two adult sons, both of whom are married. My older son and his wife have given me two beautiful grandchildren. My wife Ruth and I work together raising her two sons that I love like they are my own. And speaking of love, apart from loving the work that I do, I love spending time with my family and visiting with friends.