I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who served as an Iraq combat Veteran. My life long goal is to help break down the stigma that has been instilled in our military service members, veterans, and first responders, preventing us from seeking help with our mental health needs. I believe life can be challenging for all of us and often presents us with obstacles that prevent us from living life to the fullest. During my time working in medical social work, and in-patient psychiatric hospitals providing individual and group therapy with children and adults, I have developed insight into peoples resilience and that they hold the keys to a stronger and happier future. In therapy feeling comfortable and developing trust with your therapist is essential to your success. I provide transparency, honesty, and a non-judgmental, confidential, and relaxing environment. I seek to establish a strong rapport with you, so that together we can help you to overcome whatever personal challenges you are facing.
I use a client-centered approach, CBT, and solution-focused therapy to encourage my clients to identify the strengths that lie within them. I have experience in helping people with Depression, PTSD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Anger management. I have experience working with teenagers, adults, Veterans, first responders, and the geriatric population. I am a native to Washington State where I joined the Army and was stationed in Germany and Texas. After my time in the Army I worked for the El Paso Sheriffs department for 3 years. I earned my Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Texas El Paso and then moved to San Antonio to attend the UTSA where I later earned my Masters in Social Work. I am married and have two beautiful children who are my passion and motivation in life. In my free time I enjoy fishing, Kayaking, and being outdoors with my family.
- Medical adjustment disorders
- BA in Social Work from the University of Texas El Paso
- Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas San Antonio
- Therapist for an Inpatient setting psychiatric hospital
- Renal Dialysis Therapist and Case Manager
- Discharge Planner and Case Manager for in-patient psychiatric hospital
- Detention Officer for the El Paso County Sheriffs Office
- U.S. Army squad leader