His therapeutic approaches are rooted in holistic, bio-psychosocial models that nurture one's foundation
for awareness and growth.
As founder of an agency providing human services (1996-present), he created a series of assessments
for developing a Quality-of-Life Model™ of person-centered services that includes a crisis intervention program.
collaborative relations with local colleges and universities, and regularly serves as a professor, teaching graduate and undergraduate
courses that cover the many disciplined areas in the field of psychology, including assessment and testing, and developing research
projects. He also initiated and established, with the schools, an internship program for enriching academic programs with objectives
for the enhancement of leadership in research, career advancement, and education for interns.
He has lectured and presented material
at state, national, and international conferences, and has done extensive training and mentoring of professionals around the world.
intention and contemplation of his work and personal faith is a daily practice that values the unique dignity of each person, establishing
a safe and trusted therapeutic environment that supports each one’s unique strengths and challenges.
- Indiana Professional Counseling Foundation (IPCF) (President, 2021-22)
- Indiana Counseling Association (ICA) (past president,
recipient of Mental Health Counselor of the Year Award )
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- American Counseling Association
- International Snoezelen Association of Multi-Sensory Environments (ISNA-MSE)
- Gentle Teaching International Network