“a person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits.” ― Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy

In therapy, I believe we should be less concerned with correcting “flaws” and instead spend time accessing, attending to and exploring the inner wisdom that exists within each of us to heal ourselves and live life fully. I believe that at times having someone to accompany us on our own journey can help clarify and simplify this process. In an effort to be such a companion I meet each client where they are with compassion, non-judgment, and my full attention and intent.

I moved to Taos over forty years ago and can’t imagine living any place else. I have raised four kids, two from my first marriage and two more with my wife Vanessa. . Four years ago I enrolled in a Graduate Counseling program at New Mexico Highlands University where I earned my Masters on my way to obtaining my LMHC credential.

During my schooling I interned with Ted Wiard at Golden Willow Retreat and facilitated their weekly grief group. I still do and this continues to be a humbling and enlightening experience. From this work I have come to recognize that most peoples’ challenges and difficulties in life often result from one type of loss or another and that my work with loss and grief has helped me develop greater compassion and understanding for those in pain or need.


Credentials and Trainings

MA Counseling   NMHU

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Hypnotherapy Intensive Workshop  – Dr Marina A Smirnova  May 2017

Internal Family Systems (IFS) for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression,   Addiction & More –  year long course with Richard Schwartz. PhD, Frank Anderson, MD, Daniel Siegal, MD, Neuropsychiatrist

Internal Family Systems course with Dr. Don Flory, PhD Psychologist


Resources for drug use and COVID-19 risk reduction

The link below contains guidance documents, government advisories, and tools for people who use drugs and stakeholders likely to engage with people who use drugs, including: Syringe services programs and other harm reduction service providers Medications for opioid use disorder treatment providers, including emergency departments, clinicians, including opioid treatment programs Homeless service providers, including outreach, shelter, and housing Peer navigators, recovery coaches, and community health workers Criminal justice professionals, including corrections, law enforcement, court personnel, community supervision personnel, and defenders.