Where is your office?

My office space is at Beltline and 75 in Richardson. It’s the tall CHASE building on the fifth floor.

100 N Central Expwy., Ste. 500
Richardson, TX 75080

Is your office building handicap-accessible?
Yes, the building is compliant with accessibility codes.
How long is a typical session?
Sessions are 50 minutes. But if we are on a roll and you are getting it, I’ve been known to fill up a whole hour.
What are your main methods of payment?
I prefer methods of payment that don’t incur bank merchant fees, like cash, check, Zelle, or Venmo. I can process major credit cards, including your HSA/FSA accounts, since psychotherapy is a valid medical expense. Please double-check with your health savings bank to make sure.
Do you accept insurance?

I am a provider with Aetna. You will need to set up your account with my third-party administrator headway.co to utilize your insurance plan.

What are your hours?

I currently offer counseling 12 pm – 8 pm Mondays and 9 am – 6 pm Wednesdays. I will expand my hours in 2025.

What do I do to get started?

Hopefully, you and I will have a brief consult call, but if not, please use any of the contact methods below to set up an appointment. If I am in the network with your medical insurance carrier, please set up your account with my third-party administrator headway.co.

What if I must cancel an appointment?
I appreciate at least a 24 hours’ heads-up if you need to miss your appointment. If you do not contact me, I will charge you $75. To cancel without charge, please give me a 24-hour advanced notice. Valid emergencies are always an exception to this rule. I am not unreasonable. However, I can be surly – sometimes.
What can I expect in the first session?

You will have a 75-minute session to complete a thorough interview of your relationship history and current problems, firm up my session procedure and counseling approach, and sign the necessary paperwork. I’ll work hard to give you something to think through or work on before the follow-up session.

Do you do couples therapy?

Yes, I offer an 6-session package but only for couples ready for a change. If you are about to split up, I am not your guy. I forbid nasty arguing in my office. Please offer each other the same restraint when you’re NOT in session. We will foster kind interactions in the session.

Why do you do couples therapy in six sessions?

There are several reasons. First, we are more apt to change when time is limited. Second, we can increase focus, both you as clients and me as a therapist, within this time boundary. Third, six sessions neatly divide the time into the first session for assessment and preparation and the rest of the sessions for learning primary strategies for reconnecting as a couple.

What are the main differences between coaching and counseling?
The most straightforward distinction is that coaching guides clients to reach established future goals through strengths-based, positive interaction. At the same time, counseling helps clients discover healing and a healthier future by unblocking past traumas and processing losses. Additionally, counseling often involves intervention for mood and mental disorders.
How do I know if you are the right therapist for me?

Since you have many choices, see how you resonate with what is shared throughout these pages.

You can research my website to see if I actually offer hope of a solution to your problem.

I’m a good candidate if you want to do therapy with a more “seasoned” counselor. But I’m not THAT old! Maybe I match your faith values.

In the end, connecting with one’s therapist is the primary indicator of success for clients. To test this, how about giving me a call for a free consultation?

Do you work with people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions?

I thoroughly enjoy the diversity of a large city compared to the small town where I grew up. I lived overseas for ten years, which helps to expand one’s acceptance of different cultures and lessens narrowmindedness.

I am a Christian who sees the image of God in every person regardless of their background, ethnicity, or religion. That means I count it a privilege to walk alongside you and fully expect that you have all you need to make the changes you seek. No need to worry that I will be hard-selling faith.

What types of issues do you treat?
I see clients struggling with all kinds of challenges, including anxiety and depression, relational issues, identity issues, sexual abuse, grief and loss, burnout pervention and recovery, stress management, infertility, adoption acceptance, life transitions, career counseling, developmental trauma, spiritual abuse, spiritual dissonance.
Do you offer evaluations or assessments?
I am credentialed for administration of Prepare-Enrich Profile, Birkman Method, 16pf Personality Profile, Cerny-Smith Stress Assessment, VIA Character Strengths, Clifton StrengthsFinders, and oneLife Maps.
What do you love most about being a therapist?
The paperwork. Yeah, right! Seriously, I love it when I see the ah-ha light up in a client; it’s such a privilege to watch people make huge changes. I often pinch myself in wonder that I get to do this. What’s not to love about a profession that offers hope and emotional healing and watches people receive it?
I've been in therapy before. How will therapy with you be different?
I admire you for starting the process again with another counselor. I strike a balance between being an active listener and a gentle pusher. So though I will reflect and be silent at times, I will then press into a direct mode and speak about your situation and offer suggestions and practices.
What are some of your favorite things?
Major League Baseball, especially the Philadelphia Phillies. Freshly ground single-sourced coffee. A white sand beach, turquoise sea. Contemplative walks in natural surroundings. Talks with my wife and adult children. Fun desk gadgets. A worn journal. Coldplay. A bike ride. My secure faith. Maybe working with you. So many things.