My Experience

  • 7 years working as an expert in Men's Sexuality/Addiction & Boyhood Trauma.

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

  • Apprentice at The Allender Center - providing onsite assessment and facilitation for men in recovery. I also served on executive staff furthering training for lay and professional counselors.

  • Leading the conversation in understanding the male experience of trauma and abuse. 

Before attending graduate school I spent 4 years working with men who had histories of sexual abuse, while at the same time mentoring and leading pre-adolescent boys through identity development. Since graduate school I have been able to bring these worlds together by focusing on how our childhood experiences of masculinity impact our adult behaviors and experiences - including sexuality. I have experience working with straight, bi, and gay men who struggle to integrate their full selves with their relationships, sexuality, and spirituality.

About Me

Chicago is home. I love this city and I'm grateful to get to do the work that I do here. I'm a city boy at heart with a new affinity for mountains and salt water after living in the pacific northwest for 4 and half years. I was working in Chicago with men who were buying and selling sex. I quickly realized that I needed more understanding and training to better sit with the complicated and painful stories of the men I cared for, so I went off to Seattle for graduate school. Iā€™m back home now and grateful to bring my new understanding to the city that I love. This work is my passion and calling.   

I believe that no therapist can take anyone further than they have gone before. I have sat on the other side of the therapy room, I have wrestled with my own story, and more than that I have tasted freedom and community the more that I have fought to show up to the truth of who I am.