About Counseling

423991015Once on the outside, looking in…

Remember when you loved being with your partner?

You may have even looked on with pity or amusement at couples you saw who were always arguing and fighting.

But now, you’re one of those couples.

And it hurts.

And it’s embarrassing.

What once seemed like an unbreakable bond has fractured into a thousand pieces, and you have no idea how to put it back together.

Something has to change… but what?

And how?

That’s why I’m here.

I help couples who feel unheard and unappreciated in their relationships by helping partners understand and empathize with each other.

I can see how you communicate, where you get stuck, where things go wrong, and where we can go in and adjust.

It doesn’t have to stay this way. This is something we can change by working together.

1897460170A warm, accepting, neutral presence…

That’s what you need to change your current dynamics with your partner.

When you come to counseling, you’ll have a nonjudgmental space to build trust, hope, and clarity. I’ll be present with you as you ease into the safety needed to explore the root causes of your current challenges.

It’s not a one-sided endeavor. We’ll all work together to promote dialogue as we progress on an action plan to improve your connection.

It’s not going to be easy, but it is doable.

Don’t give up!

I know this is hard. You probably feel alone, misunderstood, or embarrassed to admit you need help.

Don’t let shame or embarrassment hold you back from taking that step toward the change you deserve. Find the safety and hope that’s been missing for far too long. Stop struggling alone. Get the support, guidance, and encouragement you need.

Through our work, you can reignite your connection with your partner to feel like a team again through life’s joys and challenges.

And since we’ll be working online, you can avoid the stress of traffic, parking, and gas prices!

Become your best version of yourself and each other…

Call today, and let’s talk more about how I can help during your free consultation: (602) 834-4950.

About Me

JohnMy road to becoming a counselor…

I’ve been a listener all my life.

My journey to becoming a counselor started with a desire to give back and help people, not just be a confidant with friends.

People would open up to me, and I wanted to learn how to help more confidently.

Sometimes, I wasn’t sure if what I was saying was helping them or how effective I was being.

I was surprised there were professional helpers out there. This was something I could do.

I enjoyed it and found that it is the same thing I would do as a counselor – something I love. To acquire the skills and how to be more effective.

I love Arizona!

I love Sedona, Flagstaff, Prescott, anywhere with trees! Phoenix has great restaurants and food.

Arizona offers lots of scenery. I’m a short drive away from scenic views and rich history.

I am a weather enthusiast, and the summer monsoon season is something to behold – welcomed relief from the heat.

Although I am not a skier, I love watching the astounding snowfall levels in Snowbowl. It amazes me how much diversity this state offers, from desert to mountain peaks.

Born and raised in Southern California, I attended college in Ohio. Happy for the sunshine.

When I’m not doing counseling…

I love being outdoors. You’ll often find me mountain biking on the trails or heading north to be in nature.

I’m also a big animal lover. I’ve loved several cats and dogs I’ve had deep relationships with and felt the loss of the final goodbye.

Someday, I look forward to including this love in my life again. What I love about animals is that they have taught me how to be present in the moment – shown love without words.

As a weather enthusiast, I couldn’t miss a storm chaser convention in Denver. I have a passion for extreme weather – tornadoes, thunderstorms. As a kid, I watched the weather channel more than cartoons.

Finally, I’m big on music – producing and playing it. I’m pretty good at bass, acoustic, and electric guitars, and I do some keyboarding, too!