I started Spring Counseling in order to contribute to the overall well-being of Haywood County and the surrounding areas.  I am committed to helping individuals and couples live healthier, more meaningful lives through the use of interventions like Jungian oriented psychotherapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.   I enjoy working with a broad range of people from all walks of life, and I have spent much of my life advocating for people who find themselves misunderstood, abused or oppressed.  

I grew up in Southwestern Virginia and have lived in Western North Carolina for most of the last 16 years.  I have worked with non-profits, homeless shelters, churches, private practices and universities.  In each of these settings I have learned more about the wisdom and richness of human diversity.

In my personal time I enjoy being a husband and a father of three.  I love being outdoors, writing and reading when time is available.

Professional Credentials/Specialized Training:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina, #8147
  • ICEEFT Certified EFT Therapist for Couples
  • National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors, #269252
  • Haden Institute Certified Spiritual Director


  • Partner in Shelter Each Other LLC, providing relationship enhancement for couples
  • Adjunct Instructor in Counseling, Wake Forest University
  • Adjunct Instructor in Counseling, Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • BA         The College of William and Mary
  • MDiv    Duke University
  • MA        Wake Forest University
  • Lifetime Member, International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Member, Licensed Professional Counselor Association of NC
  • Member, American Counseling Association
  • Member, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Member, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Some Areas of Expertise:

  • Couples/Relationships
  • Intensive therapy for couples
  • Spiritual Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Personal Growth and Wellness
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Optimal Performance
  • Loss of motivation
  • Adjustment to new circumstances
  • Addiction (Alcohol, Drugs)
  • Compulsive Behavior (Sex, Gaming, Internet, Pornography)
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Workshops, Teaching, and Training