I am a survivor of both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) – I prefer to say I am a survivor and a thriver! My personal experiences and recovery give me a unique perspective and a distinct advantage when working with clients who have had similar experiences. I have travelled that road myself. My life and the lives of most of my clients are living examples showing that the effects of trauma and TBI can be reduced and in many cases eliminated.
I am also a military veteran. I served proudly for 12 years in the Navy on four submarines. It was a privilege to be a member of that elite corps of military professionals. I have worked with active duty military as well as veterans and their families – from WWII through Iraq and Afghanistan.
My perspective on psychotropic medication is somewhat controversial – ask me for details. I believe that about 90% of the clients that I work with can eventually reduce and/or eliminate the psychotropic medications they are taking. Many of our clients walk through our door because they have heard that we are anxious to help them find non-pharmacological solutions whenever possible. That is our goal.
I thoroughly enjoy working with my clients. Each client teaches me something new about myself and my field of work. I invite you to schedule an appointment to see if you think you can work with us to deal with the issues that intrude on your life, and to claim for yourself a higher quality of life.
As a person, though, I am more than the sum of my licenses, degrees, and experiences. I am a husband with a fabulous wife, Kathleen, and a dad and stepdad to four amazing kids and 9 grandkids. Kathleen and I have a 5-year-old German Shepherd, Frejya, who is a part of our practice. I am training Frejya as both a service dog and therapy dog – or maybe she is training me! Be sure to check out her page too.