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About Me
Voted One of the Best Therapists in Western North Carolina!


I am a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in relationship issues working with individuals, couples, families and work groups. I earned a master's degree in counseling/psychology at Goddard college. I have worked with thousands of couples and individuals over the last 15 years helping to improve their relationships while cultivating healthier communication and intimacy skills. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I was a project manager in Fortune 200 and 500 companies with emphasis in the Japanese sector. I duel majored in Japanese studies/language and Social Science at Michigan State University and lived in Japan for one and a half years. 

Education and Relevant Training:

Goddard College - MA Degree in Psychology and Counseling  2005
Michigan State University - BA Degree in Social Science  1985

EMDR I and II level training -EMDR Institute 2012
Gestalt Awareness training - Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA 
1994-1996, 2006, 2010
EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique), Asheville, NC  2009
Family and Divorce Mediation Certification  2001
Esalen Massage Certification, Meditation training  1994- 1996
Aoyama Language Academy, Japan - Japanese Language Studies 1985-1987 

I live in Black Mountain, NC with my wife of 23 yrs., and we have a 22 yr old son.