“You only really change when you
become yourself.”-Unknown

Starting therapy can be intimidating. You worry what you might discover about yourself, what changes might be necessary, if it is going to be painful. Whether you're in a career that feels wrong for you or you suffer from a more general sense of being on the wrong path in your life, the pain you're feeling is your signal it's time for a course correction. What you will discover is that becoming yourself is the most natural thing in the world and your only real difficulty is in how much you fight against or cooperate with your own unfolding.

I have two passions when working with individuals:

  • Helping religiously involved adults on psychological issues so they can worship God more fully.
  • Helping men turn their work into their vocation.


Not only is it okay but it’s wonderful. Few people – unfortunately this includes therapists – realize that "psychotherapy" means "soul therapy." In my experience those who realize they are a smaller part of a larger whole have an easier time not taking life so personally. This can make it easier for them to work through some of the difficulties with which they struggle. Conversely, those who work through their personal issues are opened up to a vastly broader experience of God.
Not for me. I think we are all born with a path to follow to become that which we were created to be. Those of us following a religious path of any tradition share a common destination, though we may have a different way of reaching it.
No, at least not in the sense this question is usually asked. My job is to be your soul’s advocate. Sometimes that means telling your ego to lay off the "shoulds." Sometimes that means challenging you to "walk your walk" as well as "talk your talk." My goal is to always maintain the proper balance for your growth.
No and no. Every person has a particular rhythm to their unfolding. Some need the spiritual to be ever present in their discourse. Others need to focus on the details of everyday life. I keep God ever present in my mind when I work with you. How much is explicit and how much is implicit will depend on your needs.
I think we all were put on this earth to offer some particular service to others: something we were "born to do." I want to help you figure out what that is and then find out how you can get paid to do it.
First, men typically derive a much larger sense of their personal identity from the work they do than women. A man who does not feel good about his work will have a hard time feeling good about himself. Second, I think men can embody an inspiring nobility through their vocation. This requires them to become conscious of and learn how to direct their ambition, their passion, their competitiveness and their pride. Finding one’s vocation is a wonderful way a male can find out how to be a man.