I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with people who are struggling with everyday life issues: relationship problems, financial stress, workplace struggles, drinking/drug problems, grief, self-confidence & self-esteem issues. These are the day-to-day struggles that make people feel sad, lonely, angry and discouraged. A mentor once taught me that providing hope to someone who is feeling discouraged is one of the most rewarding things a person can do.
After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of Notre Dame, I worked in the business sector for 25 years prior to becoming a therapist. Consequently, I am well prepared to help people who struggle with workplace stress, career management and career transition issues.
I received a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 1998. Since then, my career has provided me the opportunity to work in a wide variety of venues including community mental health centers, substance abuse treatment facilities, church counseling ministries, career counseling centers and now in private practice. I was part of the Family Preservation Team at Way Station in Howard County as well as the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist at a community mental health center in Baltimore.
My experience has allowed me to gain significant knowledge in the following areas:
- Mood Disorders: Anxiety, Depression & Bipolar
- Substance Abuse/Addictions
- Grief & Loss
- Marriage/Relationship Counseling
- Parenting Issues
- Family Therapy
- Career Management & Career Transition
- Life Transitions
I live in Columbia, MD with my wife of 29 years. I have a 28-year-old son, a 25-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old grandson. My family is my greatest joy in life.