With more than thirty years of experience in providing spiritually integrated counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families, I understand life as a spiritual journey that is given meaning in relationships—to self, to others, and with God. I find meaning and inspiration in seeing spiritual, emotional, and relationship renewal and growth in those I serve. In essence, I believe that the counseling/psychotherapy relationship is a sacred journey toward emotional and relational health and wholeness.
You may find it helpful to know some of my qualifications. I an Episcopal priest; a Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors (www.aapc.org); a Clinical Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (aamft.org); a Certified Sex Therapist, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (www.aasect.org); a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Approved Supervisor; and a Licensed Professional Counselor and Approved Supervisor. I also belong to The National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists (www.marriagefriendlytherapists.com) and The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health. Prior to entering private practice, I served as Clinical Director for the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health in San Antonio for seventeen years.
You may also be interested to know that I was an adjunct professor for Webster University for thirty-five years, teaching numerous graduate courses in counseling and psychotherapy. Courses taught included marital therapy, family therapy, theories of counseling, human sexuality, sexual issues in the workplace, psychopathology, theories of personality, assessment and diagnosis in counseling, counseling ethics, professional orientation, pastoral counseling, and others. I have provided supervision for numerous individuals seeking licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, Certified Pastoral Counselors and Certified Sex Therapists.
A member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors since 1974, I have a long-standing interest in the integration of spirituality and the behavioral sciences. Always working within the spiritual and value framework of my clients, I honor the important role that spirituality has in everyday life and in managing difficult life situations. Although my Christian values are very important to me, I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families of various faith groups, and with atheists, agnostics and those who may be hostile toward spirituality/religion.