MEd, LCMHC, CTP
(He, Him, His)
“And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” ~Erica Jong
Are you struggling with being present? Does living a meaningful life sound like a fantasy? Perhaps you’re struggling with your identity or not being seen for the person you are.
I’m a helper at heart and a therapist by profession. Throughout my entire life, I’ve naturally gravitated towards those who—like me—didn’t quite mesh with the ‘norm.’ As a trans man, I get being unheard, misunderstood, and those times when a façade is required to remain safe. I became a therapist to help others realize that they are not alone and that there is so much more to life than asking “what’s wrong with me?”
I received my bachelor’s degree in counseling from Lindsey Wilson College in 2018 followed by my master’s in 2020. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Certified Trauma Professional (CTP).
When I meet with a client, I show up as a real person. I’m here to connect and champion my clients as they discover the best of themselves and forge a life worth living. This includes encouraging creativity and fostering a space to un-become pieces of the self that were assigned by others.
I use mindfulness, psychodrama, and other experiential approaches to step outside my comfort zone and find the powerful connections between body and mind. In conjunction with this, I teach dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills and self-regulation for coping and distress tolerance. Along with being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I am an advocate.
When I am not working, my focus is on expressing myself creatively and connecting to nature. Indoors, I love to spend my time writing, drawing, acting, and cosplaying. Outside, I enjoy hiking, swimming, and sitting anywhere with a view. Inner peace is my priority and I hope as we work together, yours will grow with you.
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"When someone with the authority of a teacher, say, describes the world and you are not in it, there is a moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked in the mirror and saw nothing. It takes some strength of soul--and not just individual strength, but collective understanding--to resist this void, this non-being, into which you are thrust, and to stand up, demanding to be seen and heard." Adrienne Rich
5 Ravenscroft Drive, Ste. 102
Asheville, NC 28801