Welcome! Below you will find more information regarding the services I provide. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any additional inquires. I look forward to hearing from you!
Clinical evaluations: I do evaluations for alcohol, drugs, and anger management. These are done face to face and generally take 30 to 60 minutes. I do them on the weekday evenings (5 to 8 pm) and on weekends (9 am to 5 pm). The purpose of an assessment is to determine if someone has a drug,.. alcohol or anger problem and what to do about it, if anything.
Interventions: When someone you care about has an alcohol or drug problem, don't waste time. Let me help. There are dozens of things that can be done and each situation is different. The interventions you've seen on TV are not usually the best way to go. I call them the SWAT team approach i.e. you gather an overwhelming force and carry the person off to a predetermined treatment program. This approach has major flaws and frequently results in paying tens of thousands of dollars to private hospitals when it isn't necessarily the best treatment modality. There are dozens of very effective ways of getting someone to accept treatment that don't involve a SWAT team. What I do most of the time I call the "horse whisperer approach" but there are many things that can be done; some can be done behind the scenes so the alcoholic never knows what anyone was involved.
Marital counseling: This is one of my favorite things to do. Most couples wait way too long to get outside help. Most marital problems are not that different from other couple's challenges and may not be too hard to ease quickly. I work fast and like to give couples homework between sessions.
Pre-marital counseling: I use an online testing service to give us a broad report of how you two are similar and different. The goal is to affirm your strengths and name your differences so that the differences can be planned for and not cause so much discord later. The test itself costs $30 and the time reviewing it costs $120 an hour. It usually takes 2 hours to cover the test results and plan for managing the differences. It would be best to do this pre-engagement, but the sooner the better.
Professional Certifications: United Methodist Minister, Master Addiction Counselor, Trauma Resolution Therapist, General Counselor, Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate Memberships: Georgia Addiction Counselor's Association, Georgia Christian Counselor's Association, North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors Degrees: M. Ed., D. Min. Internationall
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He helped to save my marriage, and I have been going to him ever since. He is very good at understanding you and your situation and gives great advice. I HIGHLY recommend! Don't go to anyone else!