Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Master of Science (MS) Psychology & Rehabilitation
St. Louis University
BS Psychology & Sociology
For more than 30 years I have counseled men, women, and teens addressing a crisis, a tragedy, something troubling they are struggling with now or from the past. My work with others focuses on developing skills to address current and past issues. Their work with me will be empowering and deliberate and will enable them to have a more fulfilling future. Our work together includes, but is not necessarily limited to, consideration and assessments of how particular issues are affecting the person I am working with and/or those they care about. Anyone I see may bring a partner, friend, or family member to our sessions. Whether with others or alone, I will do whatever I can to help find long lasting solutions.
The son of interracial parents, I grew up in an African-American community in St. Louis, MO during Jim Crow segregation. This experience gives me a deep understanding of issues facing individuals from many cultures and racial backgrounds.
Before beginning my private practice, I served as the director of a drug and alcohol treatment program. I have a working knowledge of the complex issues facing those challenged by addiction or dysfunction. I also directed a domestic violence program. I am available to professional groups and employers for supervision and consultation.