I grew up right down the road in Richardson and am grateful to raise my family in my hometown. I did manage to get out for a few years for my undergraduate studies at the University of Arkansas and Texas A&M. However, it was not long before I found myself back in Dallas completing my Master’s in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary.
My interest for counseling stemmed from the freedom I found doing work with my own therapists and mentors as a young man. I wanted to be able to do what they could; to help people find hope in change the way I had been helped. I traveled down a few other roads with my career before I became a counselor but always felt drawn back to working with people on a more intimate level. There is nothing else I could imagine myself doing with my life.
I have spent the better part of the past decade working in private practice. The majority of the work I do is in relationship counseling, anxiety disorder, and depressive disorders, however, I work with a myriad of issues on a daily basis. In addition to founding Magnolia Counseling Group, with my four awesome partners, I have another practice in Richardson where I see clients a few mornings out of the week.
While I am a Christian counselor, I work with people from various belief systems and backgrounds. I believe the most important element in the counseling process is the relationship between the client and the therapist. I work whole-heartedly to meet my clients where they are in order to create an unbiased, objective, and accepting environment.
"One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness."
– CS Lewis