I have been partnered with my wife Carol for over 17 years. We live in Wheeling, WV and our children are now adults. As of January 2018, we have four furry children--two labador retrievers, a border collie mix, and a Jack Russel "Terrorist." Both Carol and I are passionate about scuba diving and the beach. Besides pastoral counseling and pulpit supply, I maintain a rigorous exercise routine, and seek the outdoors whenever possible. Now, I'd love to know more about you.
Licensed Professional Counselor (PA)
I am a Pastoral Counselor. I believe that a healthy and deeply Christian Spiritual Life is the foundation of emotional, mental, physical, and relationship health. As of 2018 I retired from being a local church pastor and a licensed professional counselor in order to devote my full time to Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction. My pastoral counseling is grounded upon a deep Christian Spirituality. I help folks live healthy lives by cultivating their spiritual lives. In addition to having served as an ordained minister and licensed counselor, I was a Navy Chaplain for 15 years. I have worked with folks recovering from trauma and crisis, panic, anxiety, and depression; as well as folks having a history of unhealthy relationships. I am experienced in working with individuals and couples affected by addiction. Having said all of this, the present FOCUS of my practice is to work with folks who want to deepen their spiritual lives, and to apply their Christian spirituality to every part of their lives.
I have a Master of Divinity degree in Theology, and a Master of Science degree in Pastoral Counseling. I have advanced training in crisis intervention and trauma recovery, conflict management, addictions, personality & temperament, spirituality, and mindfulness. I am a life-long student of people, psychology, and spirituality.
- Trauma and Abuse
- Addictive Behaviors
Session Type / Duration
- Anger management/conflict / 45 Minutes
- Couples coaching session / 45 Minutes
- Individual therapy session / 45 Minutes
- Parent coaching / 45 Minutes
- Personality assessment / 45 Minutes