I am a Clinical Mental Health Therapist with over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in community mental health, educational and private practice settings. Prior to that, I spent 20 years in pastoral ministry. I completed my Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2008 from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and soon after moved to Northwest New Mexico/Southwest Colorado. My professional experience includes: Administrator of a Residential Treatment Center, Clinical Administrator for Children's Behavioral Health, Student Assistance Coordinator for a school district, Visiting Professor at a School of Social Work, Private Practice, Outpatient Clinical Manager, Health Services Coordinator for a school district, and Integrated Behavioral Health Provider in a family medical practice setting. In addition to working with high risk/high needs children and adolescents, I work primarily with trauma as well as anxiety and depression. I also serve as a Certified First Responder Counselor.
My counseling approach is collaborative and skill based from the perspective that people aren't "broken" and need to be "fixed" and instead are seeking to improve their lives to be stronger and healthier. My role then becomes a guide and companion on the alternative life journey that people choose.
The first step on your new journey has been taken by reaching out for help. I look forward to traveling along that journey with you for a while.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Impulsivity, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC LPC.0012344
NM LPCC CCMH0134831
Sean is fantastic!
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Sean for 9 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I have had several therapists throughout the years. I've had the best experience so far with Sean. He is the first therapist I've had that I don't feel like I'm just paying someone to listen to me cry.
Written on Aug 18, 2023 after therapy with Sean for 2 months on issues concerning grief
Sean is a great resource for trauma healing. I'm really thankful that I've been able to connect with him and he's very open to working with people of all walks of life. Thanks for helping me conquer my nightmares, Sean!
Written on Jun 10, 2023 after therapy with Sean for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
He’s awesome! He’s been really helpful giving me great tools to work with
Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Sean for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd
Working with Sean has been a true blessing for me. Within just a few weeks he helped me work through things that I thought would require years to get through. Sean always made me feel seen as a person and it was easy to trust him very quickly. No matter what I said, I always felt safe and accepted. He never made me feel weird or broken or wrong but always helped me understand why certain things happen(ed). This might sound exaggerated but it truly was life-changing to work with Sean. I now feel strong and good about myself where that wasn't the case at all before. Sean always seemed to know exactly what I needed to hear and I will be grateful to him for the rest of my life!
Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Sean for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse
Sean has helped me more than any therapist ever has- his insights are profound and make me think deeply in ways I haven’t before. I’m making REAL progress finally. Thank you.
Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Sean for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes