Welcome to Life Connect Counseling. I am a licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. As a son, a brother, a husband and a father of four kids (college age and beyond) and a friend, I have encountered all kinds of life experiences from dating to marriage, births and parenting and relationship issues, divorce and remarriage, step familying to loss and grief. I understand life’s joys and what it is to be in the deepest depths. For me it is and has been a privilege and honor to walk alongside clients, friends and family who are struggling with their innermost personal thoughts, feelings and experiences.
From my perspective “Its All About Relationships!” This has been a focus of training for me throughout my professional career. Most problems we face in life (like depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, etc.) have to do with relationships, whether with other people, our own self, with God, or even with things like food, substances, or possessions. I help clients work through their own conflicts on their time to reach the goals they wish to achieve. Your time with me is not about judgement or criticism, it is about finding healthy and holistic pathways that will lead you your success.
I also work with people who struggle with career and job challenges. I have a variety of resources to help people who are just starting out, struggling in a career they are currently in or those looking to start in a different direction like a new job or even how to retire.
My goal as a counselor is to first build strong relationships with my clients and provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I work with each of my clients to integrate proven therapeutic methods and techniques while offering a highly personalized approach tailored to each client, couple or family. I work to provide compassion and understanding in a non-judgemental atmosphere while helping you work through the struggles that are holding you back and build strengths and skills to attain the personal growth that you are committed to accomplishing.
If spirituality is important in your life, I offer Christian counseling and/or spiritual counseling as well. Along with my Masters degree in Counseling, I have a Masters degree in Pastoral Theology and spent 15 years working in churches providing ministry to families (adults, youth and children). This is an option I provide for those who are interested in having God present in their healing process.
If you have any questions about me or my practice, please do not hesitate to call. I look forward to working with you.
- Lindenwood University (2013) MA – Professional Counseling
- Luther Seminary (1994) MA – Pastoral Theology – Youth & Family Ministry
- Luther College (1989) BA – Psychology
License, Certifications & Awards
- LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) State of Missouri
- Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society
- Alpha Chi National College Honor Society
Professional Activities and Memberships
- American Counseling Association
- American Association of Christian Counselors
- Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association
“A comfortable place where you can share your thoughts and feelings”
Waiting Room/Family Room
“Sometimes you need a little space to work things out.”