512-396-8540 opt 3, ext 1004
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, my life journey took me to live in North Carolina, Texas, and California before settling down in San Marcos in 1982. My professional education includes an undergraduate degree from Memphis State University and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.
The two licenses I hold are as Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
My practices have included family therapy in western North Carolina (where I almost learned how to clog) and inpatient psychotherapy at the San Marcos Treatment Center. I was honored to be asked to start and develop the outpatient program for the treatment center, which we named the Riverwood Professional Center, where I served as Director for 5 years, supervising all its employees and programs. While I was the outpatient Director, I served on the Senior Management Team. Drawing on that training and experience, I have consulted to a number of local businesses on management and employee issues.
Currently my practice includes individual therapy for all ages; couples therapy; family therapy; infant mental health; and play therapy/cognitive behavioral therapy with children. I am on numerous managed care panels and employee assistance program lists, and I have assisted EAP’s in trauma and critical incident debriefings.
I enjoy the outdoors and have backpacked hundreds of miles, and canoed and camped in the Appalachians, California, Alaska, Montana, Arkansas, Colorado, among other states, especially Texas. Before entering the field of mental health, I held a variety of jobs, including factory worker, waiter, and deckhand on the Mississippi River on dredge boats and towboats. I actually backpacked across the country before I began my career in mental health.
Happily married, my wife and I have 2 adult children. My leisure pleasures include reading, running, and family activities. For over a dozen years I have been a referee for youth and adult soccer. (If that doesn’t teach you patience, nothing will!) And I’ve been known to strum the guitar while my little brother plays the banjo, fiddle, and mandolin.