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Biographical Sketch

If you don’t know me yet, then you should know this first: I love to laugh. They say laughter is the best medicine for the soul. If you ever spend time with my five children and me, you won’t need Prozac anymore---100%!!!

Sixteen years ago, I was diagnosed with a grade-four cancerous prostate tumor. The doctors gave me 6-12 months to live. Through intense pain and suffering, I met and experienced a very kind, loving, and powerful God who healed me in spirit, soul, and body.

Today, my health is revived and I am living in immense gratitude, joy and strength! I am a single father and my children and I reside in Minneapolis, MN. I also live part of the month in Santa Monica, CA. My favorite decompression time is writing at the ocean. I am a total ocean dude!

It is my passion to help my clients discover how to work through their pain and begin a fresh story free from their trauma and addictions. I specialize in drug and alcohol addiction with sustained experience in working with Opioid/Heroin addicts. 

With 30 years of private practice experience, I have worked with patients to heal from sexual abuse, anxiety, anger management, sexual addiction, alcohol and drug addiction, denial, burnout, depression and suicidal ideation. I also do alcohol and drug interventions and crisis counseling intensives.

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) we will focus on discover your negative and inaccurate thinking and working to rewire the brains pathways to respond more effectively to life's challenges.

As a prostate cancer survivor, I understand chronic pain & suffering. I understand what it means to cry out to God when you are six-twelve months from the grave and knowing you may never see your five children again. I am just a raw & honest guy that hopes to bring healing and transformation into your story.