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BIO

I Graduated - Middleboro High School in 1996 to join the army. United States National Guard - 1996 - 1978 

TRIPP BIBLE INSTITUTE Associate of Christian Counseling (February 11, 2011) 

Bachelor of Christian Counseling (June 13, 2014) 

I am currently working on my masters degree Christian Counseling and have almost completed the classes

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Graduated - Middleboro High School in 1974 to join the army. United States Army National Guard - 1974 - 1976 Honorable discharge for a medical condition. 

TRIPP BIBLE INSTITUTE Associate of Christian Counseling (February 11, 2011) Bachelor of Christian Counseling (June 13, 2014)

 I have professional counseling experience working in a private mental health hospital in Brookline, Massachusetts, where I worked for three years on the intensive treatment unit as an aide. 

I worked at the Swedish home for two years, working with Alzheimer's, depression, and the elderly. I was the first and only male aide who worked there. 

My duties were dispensing medications, keeping records, and keeping count of meds at the end of shift. Ensuring that my patients were clean, dressed and that the only two male patients were shaved every day there were 21 residents in my care.

 I worked at the Middleboro Rest Home for approximately two years as the only make aide in a home of  17 residents in my care - Where I learned about medications, dispensing medication, and keeping a shift total of meds, PTSD. the effects after abortion.

 As a Chaplain, I can officiate baby dedications, weddings, funerals, building dedications, etc. Experience with PTSD, sexual assault, domestic violence, suicidal ideation crisis, abuse, neglect, trauma, and parenting strategies, trauma experienced, relationship struggles.

  I grew up in Boston Massachusetts. After serving my country in the United States Army, as an M.P. for two years. I was honorably discharged with a medical condition called hypothyroidism. a condition I had when I entered the service. I have been married to my wife Rebekah for 16 years. I have been divorced twice and have a 25-year-old daughter from my first marriage. I've lost two fathers in death one due to alcoholism, the other to emphysema.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Psychology, Biblical counseling, Natural remedies, studies on understanding how the brain processes information and experiences.

PERSONAL INTERESTS

I'm always studying - Reading up on my client's illnesses - Causes - what works best for them. I attend church when possible. Meeting and helping people I run across every day.

  

What is the difference between a psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, therapist, and social worker?

This is what a typical person in each field may do:

  • Counselor, Psychotherapist or Therapist
    • a general term that could refer to many mental health professionals
    • provides counseling/therapy
    • provides mental health referral if medication or other services are needed
  • Psychiatrist - has medical training
    • provides medication management
    • provides brief counseling
    • typically schedules appointments less frequently than other mental health professionals
  • Psychologist
    • has advanced training in mental health problems
    • provides counseling/therapy
    • conducts personality/cognitive assessments
  • Social Worker
    • provides counseling/therapy and referrals
    • provides case management



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