I am a licensed mental health counselor with a passion for helping people heal from trauma and addiction. I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida and a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of North Florida. I am trained in EMDR therapy and have a deep understanding of Jungian psychology. I offer an individualized, scientific, and sacred approach to therapy. As your therapist, I see myself as a companion, a gentle guide on the path to your transformation.
I offer an individualized scientific and sacred approach to therapy. My areas of focus include mindfulness training, EMDR therapy, trauma, Jungian Psychology, addictions, attachment, dreaming, and movement therapies.
Through my work with my mentor Dr. Andrew Dodo, I am an Approved EMDR Consultant in training.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. EMDR therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences (Maxfield, 2019).
In 2021 I met my mentor Dr Andrew Dobo. He trained me before certifying me in EMDR therapy and we work closely to this day. His transformational approach to EMDR is what I work to facilitate and teach as a consultant.
What is EMDR?
Learn more about Dr. Andrew Dobo, his trainings, his books and his creation of Transformational EMDR.
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About Me + My Mission
I am a wounded healer, a lifelong student, and a teacher of time-honored healing practices, both ancient and modern. I care deeply for my community and all of the people in it. I am an enthusiast of all things that help resilient humans become happy, healthy, and whole. I try to cultivate a compassionate presence and live my life with intention. Fundamentally, I believe people have their own answers. Often times, we just need some help with where and how to look. I believe that often what leads people to seek therapy, afflictions, and addictions, is just an invitation to find out who you are.
I earned my bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida and my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida. I have been a licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2015. In the last decade, I have had the great honor of working with a wide array of people in diverse places. From Native American youth to incarcerated psychotic adults. From homeless drug addicts to celebrities, pro athletes, and Fortune 500 CEOs. My focus has long been on something more than just the alleviation of whatever symptoms bring people into therapy. In the same way, a sun rising through the clouds after a storm illuminates our world so we can see our vastness and begin to cultivate our bliss.
In 2021, I met my mentor Dr. Andrew Dobo. He trained me before certifying me in EMDR therapy, and we work closely to this day. His transformational approach to EMDR is what I work to facilitate and teach as a consultant.
My current areas of focus include mindfulness training, EMDR therapy, trauma, Jungian Psychology, addictions, attachment, Ayurvedic medicine, breathing, dreaming, and movement therapies. I offer an individualized scientific and sacred approach to therapy. As your therapist, I see myself as a companion, a gentle guide on the path to your transformation.
My mission is to be a good man, husband, father, son, friend, and neighbor to those in my community of Jacksonville Beach and North East Florida.