In case you’re curious about some more personal information about myself: I have been married to my wife, Jaci, since 2008. She is a registered nurse and the love of my life. We both grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, but we are now classified as city-folk, living in city limits. I love Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. I haven’t traveled nearly as much as I’d like to, but I’m always happy to come home.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University. My training was full of theoretical rigor and lacked attention to what I found so powerful in my faith life: relationship, community, and grace. I happily took theology courses along the way, but still had to work hard to practice Christian values in my work life. This struggle paid off, as it was the driving force for me to investigate the Center for Christian Life Enrichment, where I presently work.
Working at CLE has been highly challenging and rewarding. I am lucky to be somewhere I value doing something I truly love. Merging my faith life with my professional life has ignited a passion that I had not previously experienced, and I am both happy and excited to explore where God is leading me.
About The Blog
I’m blogging to share my thoughts and experiences as a Christian counselor with whoever wants to hear. I find my occupation to be pretty out of the ordinary and very challenging (both motivating factors for me). This makes me think that others might be interested in getting inside my head for a little bit.
When I look at the whole thing objectively, I see my life as an adventure. Being a Christian and being a therapist have one truth in common: If things are dull, boring, or you don’t feel uneasy then you’re not doing it right. Both are fueled by constant personal and interpersonal growth.
Sometimes I do it right, often times I fall short. I hope you can glean some insight, information, or perspective from hearing what I have to say.