Perhaps the most important thing to know about me is that I am passionate about people living fulfilling and purposeful lives. However you define healthy, I want to help you get there. I firmly believe if we create a loving and kind relationship with ourselves, it becomes much easier to have healthy relationships with our partners, family members, friends, and colleagues.
I enjoy understanding how the brain works, why relationships form the way they do, how our emotions respond in relationship to others, and our ability to change our reactions and brain.
My path to becoming a therapist was a result of several circumstances, the greatest being my own desire to seek therapy to better myself and grow towards self-acceptance. I gained insight, acceptance, and the encouragement to make changes in my life that benefited me, and ultimately, my relationships. That is what I hope to provide to you, as a client.
Born in Cedar Rapids, I have lived here most of my life. I love our community, especially how it supports one another during difficult times. I believe there is always more that can be done, so I look for ways to be involved and lend a hand where needed.
Residing in Cedar Rapids with my spouse and our two fur babies, I have a variety of interests including sports, politics, reading, art, concerts, and spending time with family and friends.