I am a Nebraska native and received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I believe that having a close bond with a trusted loved one helps us to overcome challenges and meet our most pressing needs; it provides comfort, security, and helps to manage life’s stresses. For many reasons, these bonds break down and for some, may never have been firmly established.
B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
I endeavor to help clients see how integral these bonds are and assist clients in forming them with the most important people in their life. I am skilled at utilizing the therapeutic relationship as a platform for empathy and safety in order to foster growth and mutual understanding as well as assisting clients in gaining insight into themselves and meeting their goals. These therapeutic principles are adapted across different techniques and with individuals, families, and couples. I welcome all into the therapy room and am passionate in particular about applying my skills to assist couples as well as adolescents and their families.
I have been trained in the Gottman Method, Narrative Exposure Therapy, and Attachment Based Family therapy for Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents. Continuing my education through additional training across techniques is a focus of mine and will allow me to offer specialized care to a wider range of clientele.
In my free time I enjoy watching and playing sports (particularly distance running). I have been married for 7 years to my wife Erika, who is also a Marriage and Family Therapist. Together we have 4 children, 3 girls and a boy, we love spending time with them and going on adventures.