I live in West Asheville with my wife, Rachael, our geriatric yellow dog, Simon, and future therapy dog, Lucy. We’re in the Hall Fletcher neighborhood, near East West Asheville and the River Arts District. I’m a Child and Family Counselor in private practice with seventeen years of experience working with people from across the community. I am also an elected member of Asheville’s City Council.
My service ethic led me from Warren Wilson College, where I graduated in 1993, to community reconciliation work in Belfast, Northern Ireland. From there I began my trajectory towards a career in service. In 2001, I graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Community Counseling, and in 2003 I became a Licensed Professional Counselor.
My counseling approach draws from Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Narrative Therapy, and Existential Therapy. This eclectic mix draws from my personal outlook and has proven to be helpful in meeting the needs of the people with whom I work. I launched my private practice in 2008 and went solo in August, 2012.
I enjoy chess, writing, leisure sports, travel, movies, and spending time with family and friends. You’ll often see me riding my bike around town. I am active on social media – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I love Asheville, and I find great satisfaction in offering competent, compassionate service to the people who live here.