I graduated in 1983 from Geneva College with a bachelor's degree in counseling. In 1985, I completed my Master's degree in community counseling from Georgia State University. I have worked 15 years in psychiatric hospital settings, 8 years in residential treatment settings and have been working in outpatient counseling since 2006. I became licensed in Georgia as a professional counselor in 1992 and my license is currently good through Sep 2016. My wife and I married more than 25 years ago and enjoyed raising our two daughters. The oldest daughter passed away when she was 16 (from complications during surgery) and her sister has graduated from college and has recently married.
I enjoy golfing and softball. I read a lot. I am very active in church and at times lead GriefShare groups there.
I have numerous handouts I like to give out pertaining to different issues: parenting, depression, and anxiety to name a few. I also have several comics pertaining to life issues that I sometimes give out. I may be a good resource on a book that I would suggest if you are interested in moving the counseling process along quickly.
I am not here to solve your problems, but to be a resource and a support for you. I can often add a different perspective or find another way of viewing the situation or handling the problem. I would consider myself as having a lot of experience in depression, anxiety, parenting issues, teens, blended family and regular family issues, couples' issues and working with people in the Christian community. I also do a good bit of work with those who do not have any particular religious beliefs. Many people tell me I am easy to talk with and that they don't feel negatively judged when they talk with me. I am easy to reach by my cell and am flexible with appointment times.