I have been in counseling for over 40 years while starting out in the church setting. I became a licensed professional counselor about 17 years ago in order to specialize in certain types of counseling. For the past fifteen years, I have been handling Child Protective Services cases. These have involved family dysfunction, addiction, and abuse of different types. I continue to do religious counseling for people searching for spiritual meaning in life.
I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology. I also have a professional counseling degree in psychology. I was a senior pastor of a evangelical church for forty-three years. I have seen the best and worst in people. I have also seen it in myself.
I believe that all people have a positive and successful self. It may take some time to find that person within someone, but it is well worth the search.
I use Cognitive-Behavioral therapy as well as Rogerian therapy. Carl Rogers believed that all people deserved to be treated with respect and compassion. I care personally for the clients that I see and invest myself in their wellness.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Personality Disorders, Phobias
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
TX LPC 65147
Opening up is never easy, and Sam does well with respecting, understanding, and assisting the unpacking of these things.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Sam for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Sam shows a very warm empathy and really connects with his clients with regular check ins and making himself available when needed
Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Sam for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coaching
Sam is what it's all about. Kind. Caring. I'm a big fan.
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Sam for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Great listener and he provides relevant advice that makes me think about situations and processes to ensure improvements.
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Sam for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Sam is very experienced, versatile, nonjudgmental, kind therapist and person who has a real skill to hear you and respond and ask appropriate questions, make good recommendations, and have honest conversation.
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Sam for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Sam was a delight to speak to, he is very compassionate and knowledgable.
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Sam for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety