I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from Adam’s State in 2001 and my license as a Professional Counselor in August of 2003.
After receiving my master’s, I worked for four years at Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center in Durango and then came to work at the Fort Lewis College Counseling Center in 2004. My background as an outdoor educator and an alternative school teacher played a significant role in my desire to support and empower young people.
I believe a strong one-on-one therapeutic relationship is essential for creating an atmosphere of support and change. I utilize many types of therapies and integrate several modalities to meet the needs of students. While I gravitate towards client-centered and humanistic approaches, I also utilize cognitive behavioral strategies such as DBT therapy in both individual and group sessions.
My wife Hallie and I have been living in the Durango area since 1991. We love to share activities such as floating on the river, biking, traveling and playing with family and friends.