I am a licensed psychologist in Colorado (PSY5033) and California (PSY28087). I am a spouse and a father, and when I am not in the office I like to cook and explore new foods, paddle board, and go on adventures with my family.
I hold a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. I completed my APA-accredited predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute at Boston University. I also hold a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation & Soul Care from the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education from Biola University.
My Approach to Therapy
I consider my role as a psychologist to be one of great privilege. As I journey with others through the issues that have brought them to therapy, I often feel invited into sacred spaces, filled with suffering, pain, confusion, or one’s deepest longings of the heart.
It is in these sacred spaces that there is also opportunity for change, for hope, for healing. My hope is that through the process of psychotherapy people will come to experience greater freedom and vitality, deeper capacities for love and creativity, and more meaningful and redemptive relationships.
I generally take a psychodynamic approach to psychotherapy. I believe as humans we are complex creatures, influenced and affected by our environments and relationships in countless ways. Some of these influences are very apparent to us, while others lie outside of our conscious awareness and may have powerful connections to our suffering, pain, and vitality. I attempt to take a posture of curiosity toward these parts of life, with the hope that exploring them more deeply together affords healing, peace, and a sense of integrity with oneself.