In 2001 I obtained my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Early in my career I obtained a variety of invaluable experience including a therapeutic boarding school for adolescents with ODD, court mandated addiction recovery, and domestic violence victims support groups.
In 2006 I became a solo practitioner and opened Beyond Today Counseling Center. In 2011 Beyond Today Counseling became a group practice. Beyond Today currently has seven practitioners, all who serve a variety of treatment concerns. Our practice has a rich diversity of experience and has been fortunate to win Best Counselor of Forsyth for three straight years. As director and owner of Beyond Today Counseling, I consider our greatest reward to be a staff of counselors who all genuinely want to help others become their best selves. www.beyondtodaycounseling.com
Counseling was not my first choice of a career. I was an ambitious young adult, with the tenacity to become the first in my family to graduate college. I desired a career in business. I had a mathematician brain, with talents for little else, so I completed my undergraduate degree with a BA in Accounting. The good news is that God knew me better than I knew myself. I took a few minutes one morning while getting ready for class to pray about my future. It wasn’t a fancy prayer, it was a simple question presented to God: “What am I supposed to do with my life? What is my purpose?” I got my answer, but not one that I had expected.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my career as a counselor. Helping people over come their deepest emotional hurt is equally great in responsibility and reward. Over the past twenty or so years I have enhanced my training in the following areas to better serve my clients: Mindfulness-CBT, DBT, EFT, EMDR, and Progressive Counting. My main areas of clinical focus are on overcoming traumatic experiences, improving relationships and decreasing the symptoms of mental illnesses such as Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and Bipolar. I have found the treatment protocols previously listed along with good boundary setting and self-care are reliable resources for emotional and psychological transformation.
In addition to a career that I love, I have one of the best families in the world. I’ve been happily married since 1996, and we have three amazing daughters. I relish every minute I get with all of them. I also enjoy a rich cup of warm coffee, prayer walks, quiet mornings studying my Bible, yoga, family movie nights, visiting new places and a good laugh.