About Me

About Me

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I have experienced profound change through psychotherapy in my own life.  So I know something about how tough and how helpful therapy can be.

People ask if I'm a Christian counselor.  I am a Christian, educated and ordained to pastoral ministry, with further training in pastoral counseling preparing me as a psychotherapist and marriage/relationship therapist.  I respect each person's unique sacred journey, even as I would want respect for my own path.

I'm a listener by nature.  In my thirty-plus years as a therapist my patients have taught me much about caring well, and I'm grateful to them for that gift.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Texas Christian University.
  • Master of Divinity, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

Additional Training:

  • Clinical Pastoral Education Residency, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Pastoral Counseling Residency, Baptist Medical Centers, Birmingham, Alabama.

License & Certification:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Texas.  (License #3988)
  • Certified as a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors until AAPC's merger with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education in 2019, at which time I received the designation of ACPE Psychotherapist.

Associations:

  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Amarillo Area Association of Mental Health Professionals
  • The Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.
  • Disciples Chaplains Association

Ordination:

Ordained minister with standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).