Igniting the Actualizing Reflex
Ready to dig deep into what keeps you from being the person you hope to be?
I’m here to help you look far within, to help you explore what is going on at the subconscious level and help you work to resolve it. I provide a safe environment in which to explore subtle feelings and hidden fears.
Maybe you have tried self-help or other therapies only to end up feeling unchanged and frustrated. I believe that most approaches treat symptoms. Whereas this can be useful and sometimes necessary, it does not lead to the transformational change we are capable of.
My approach is supportive, collaborative, and provocative. I support you with safety and caring. I collaborate with you on your unique psychology. I coach you in making your transformation a rewarding ongoing process not limited to the hour we spend together. I challenge you to do the “Deep Work.”
If your growth only occurs during your time with me, then I have failed. My task it to help you connect with your innate yearning for self-actualization (and Radical Self-Acceptance). This involves helping you clarify your purpose in life, identify the obstacles to living that purpose, and implement behaviors to manifest how you want to be and what you want to accomplish. This is me in collaborative mode.
The Deep Work
The most efficient and transformative therapy is experiential. Experiential is a big word that captures a lot of different approaches. Generally, an experiential exercise is non-cognitive in nature. The more I do this work, the more I see that it is the mind that gets in the way of transformation. All major issues are rooted outside of the thinking mind. The only way to heal these is through some non-cognitive experience. Anything else is a band-aid at best. Experiential therapies may involve the mind, but they work because they enable change at the non-cognitive level. This change often includes the emotional level, but also includes levels far subtler than emotions. Part of my skill here is to provide a focused, supportive presence that gives you a container in which to explore the subtler levels.
Doing this kind of work requires no skill on your part. The skills are on my side. All that is required of you is courage derived from a sincere desire to transform your life. I draw from many different experiential approaches that aren’t easily described with words. Some of my skills include psychomotor, psychodrama, hypnosis, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and somatic experiencing. I carefully pace the work with your readiness. The work is typically spontaneous and arises out of the moment. I have no agenda other than being in service to you in presence.
Our Incredible Human Potential
I have a pretty expansive view of what we are capable of, and what we as a species are destined to become. You can view some of my ideas about how we will get there individually here.
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” -Krishnamurti
We all have incredible potential for happiness and contentment. Few people realize this because of misinformation and misdirection in our culture, which sends us chasing the wrong goals in unhealthy ways that keep us stuck and distracted. This leads most people to being so sedated and addicted that they don’t get to the existential crisis required to break the trance. If you are here looking for help then you are at a fortunate crossroads. I hope you take this chance and give yourself the gift of a better future.
Who you find to walk with you through this may not be me. I am not the best fit for everyone. However, if these words resonate with you then I invite you to reach out to me.
Peak Clarity Counseling Center – Therapist
Front Range Community College – Psychology Instructor
The Parent-Child Interaction Center – Therapist
Esteemed Human Development International – Lecturer (Psychological & Educational Workshops)
The Highland Institute for Behavioral Change Atlanta
Anchor Hospital for Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Colorado (License #LPC0011971)
Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist (CHt)
Certified Anger & Depression Management Specialist
Prepare-Enrich Certified (Couples Counseling)
American Counseling Association (ACA) Member
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (ATSA) Member
Men’s Leadership Alliance
Ed.S. Professional Counseling (Georgia State University)
M.S. Professional Counseling (Georgia State University)
B.S. Philosophy (Georgia State University)
B.S. Religious Studies (Georgia State University)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Georgia Institute of Technology)