|I've known all my life that I wanted to minister in some way to hurting people. Even as a young boy I was drawn both to the Bible and people in pain. Throughout my life, I've been one of those people others seemed to gravitate to when they were having a difficult time with life. I took a little detour into pursuing a sports writing career throughout high school and my first two years of college, but even then I knew, deep inside, that my true calling was to help hurting people heal from their pain and live joy-filled lives. Today I'm living that dream as a counselor at CBC. I have the joy of guiding individuals and couples who are struggling with life and relationships through the process of healing and change.
The truth is, most of us want to enjoy our lives and relationships, yet we fail to see how we often get in our own way. I help people who are committed to the hard work of growth and change see and remove the obstacles to their happiness. I help clients make meaning of their suffering, to understand and heal from their past story and choose a new story for their lives. I am fiercely committed to the belief that the greatest hope for our lives is found in the gospel of Christ, and my greatest joy is when clients find the hope that sustains. Together we will explore how the gospel applies to your concern.
I will work with anyone who is trying to figure something out about their life, but I've worked the most with partners in high-conflict marriages, including affair recovery. I've also helped adults through the process of healing from childhood sexual abuse and those struggling with sexual addiction, as well as those experiencing anxiety or depression. Because of my personal story, I also work with couples struggling with infertility and adoption issues. Along with these specialties, I also offer coaching in spiritual formation.
I have a BA in Pastoral Training from the Moody Bible Institute. I was introduced to the work of Dr. Larry Crabb while taking a Pastoral Theology class at Moody and his books, including Inside Out and Finding God, had a profound impact on my life. When I decided to pursue an MA in Counseling I chose Colorado Christian University, where Dr. Crabb taught. There I gained a clinical and theological understanding of people and problems.
I still enjoy sports and I love to write, but these days I write more about marriage and spiritual formation, which I'm most passionate about. You can read articles I've written for CBC or visit my blog if you want to check out some of my writing.
I've been married to Susanne for almost 23 years, and together we enjoy parenting our beautiful daughter Linnea.
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