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Men at a Crossroads

For a lot of men, counseling is a hard thing to look into. If you're here, though, you've already taken the first step into the bigger journey--you're finally going after your authentic story.

 

So many men end up feeling stranded in life, frustrated by goalposts that seem to constantly move out of range. Then we find ourselves living out a story we don't recognize, controlled by emotions we don't understand, hung up on habits we just can't seem to shake.

Sound familiar? You aren't alone. And there is a way back to the spirit of adventure you always hoped to have in life. 

If you're here, you've already got the willingness to face the journey that frightens most men away. And if you've been sold on the idea that counseling is just about venting or empty feel-good talk, I'm here to dispel that notion show you what it really can be. This is about the crucial journey toward realizing your authentic story, a story characterized by:

  • knowing yourself (for real)

  • mastering your emotions

  • living & choosing with intentionality

  • connecting with others organically & authentically

If you're ready for that kind of change, I'm ready to start the journey with you. Contact me to get started. 

Couples in Conflict

Is your relationship stuck in a cycle you wish you could break? In the closest partnerships, our stories are bound to collide. Our unaddressed inner narratives can breed rhythms of conflict, self-protection, and checking out. But there is hope.

Couples who engage in story work together gain insight that helps them replace conflict with compassion, and stagnancy with connection. It goes far beyond tips and techniques. On this journey you will:

  • grow in understanding of each other's struggles

  • begin to disrupt destructive cycles 

  • discover partner care that is affirming, not drainin

  • learn boundaries that grow intimacy

  • rediscover your sense of self in the relationship

If these are elements you want to grow in your relationship, story work counseling can be the catalyst for the change you're seeking. Contact me to schedule your first step. 

Healing from Abuse/Toxic Relationships

There are so many ways people hurt others in relationships. Whether you are coming from a toxic marriage, friendship, family, or faith community, the wounds of abuse are real and they impact every part of us.

But they don't have to define us. One of the jobs I hold most sacred as a therapist is to help people emerge from the aftermath (or ongoing chaos) of a toxic situation and rediscover the joy of life.

This pain is not your destiny. You can live a different story. You can experience closeness and community that is life-giving. In the journey of reclaiming your story from abuse we confront the lies that have been created, rebuild the boundaries that got demolished (or were never built), and rework your inner narrative so that it's affirming and authentic to you.

If it's time for a relational detox, I'm here for you.

Email Me or call 303-408-6291 to book your new start.

Teens

Young people wrestle with so much, and it's not uncommon for parents to feel blindsided by the things that can come up during the teen years. Teenagers are ready to start understanding and telling their stories, and have a lot to gain from the counseling relationship.

For a long time I've been working in mentoring, community groups, and even autism education exploring how to help young people navigate issues of identity, emotional development, and mental health. Just as important as this experience, though, is my love for connecting with teens who have a story to tell.

If you are a teenager (or have one in your family) who's struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or perhaps issues related to being a little neuroatypical, I'd love to hear from you. Contact me today.