Hoodie from @_undefinedclothing
I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA but I have been in the Seattle for the last 10 years. I was raised in a single parent household with my mother and 4 younger siblings (1 brother, and 3 sisters). During my childhood I experienced trauma related to abuse and growing up in poverty. I spent time in juvenile detention centers and was not able to graduate from high school. I was bound to become a tragic statistic. I pushed away help that I desperately needed and wanted (subconsciously) because I was afraid to trust anyone. My unvoiced hope was that someone would be able to see through my facade and connect with me.
My story has become a story of redemption and hope. My experiences have given me unique insight into the lives of abused and oppressed people that has been gravely lacking in historical and contemporary psychological settings. My unique insight has helped me to treat people that are often labeled as "untreatable". It is my hope that my legacy will be a light for others, struggling to find their way out of the dark places of their own lives.
I have been married to my amazing wife Misty for 17 years. We have two fur babies, a Chiweenie named Cardi and a Siamese Manx cat named Keisha. I enjoy reading, writing, and bingeing my favorite TV shows/movies on Netflix.
Licenses, certifications, and professional affiliations
Washington State Department of Health LH61230967
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Credentialed with UnitedHealthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Cigna, Aetna, UMR, Oscar, UHC Student Resources, AllSavers UHC, Harvard Pilgrim, Meritain, Nippon as a provider with ALMA