I was born and raised in Pensacola, FL, and that’s where I live now. And I love it. But I had to move around for about ten years, I guess to get it out of my system. I’ve lived in many parts of Virginia, as well as in Colorado, Wyoming, Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, Asheville, NC, Palm Springs, CA, and Gainesville, FL. I’ve been a math teacher several times, a grad student several times, and a computer programmer a couple of times.
At some point in the journey, a little voice deep inside had grown stronger and stronger. It simply said, “There must be more.” I had the thought that I could work jobs that I didn’t really like for the rest of my life, retire at some point, and then die sometime after that, but what’s the point? Why not just cut to the chase? I had a very strong feeling that there must be more.
And so the search began, probably around 2003. I went back to school for a Masters of Math at the University of Florida shortly after that, but my real education was in spirituality. I used this relatively quiet time in a new city to inhale books, attend workshops, and the like. It was pretty intense looking back, but I didn’t know that at the time. I was just answering the call, and it all felt very natural. And the right teachers and teachings always seemed to come at just the right time.
Eventually I realized that I had to make it my job to talk about this deeper stuff with others. I had learned some very powerful and yet simple things that had made my life much more peaceful, and I wanted to share this with those who were looking for the same thing. Who doesn’t want peace? There was also the fact that I really, really wanted to like my job. I’d had plenty of jobs that I ended up not liking. They were fine for a while, and then going to work everyday became a major downer. Most of us spend a huge percentage of our lives at work, so this was important to me. I wanted to like my job.
My Drive to Become a Therapist
I thought about my options for a while, and by the process of elimination I decided to become a therapist. That was in 2009. I was back home in Pensacola and was totally wide open in life. I asked around for the quickest way to become a counselor, and everyone I asked said the same exact thing, get a Masters of Social Work (MSW). Everyone. I didn’t even know what social work was at the time, but I checked to see if the University of West Florida in Pensacola offered it. What I learned was that after trying to get this degree program for literally decades, they had finally gotten it. I would be in the first class, and it started in a matter of weeks. I got my application in as soon as possible, and two years later, in 2011, I had graduated and started counseling in private practice. This is called synchronicity, by the way – seeming coincidences and circumstances lining up just right and in a way that we could never plan.
Our Journey Starts Here
This brings us to today. My inner journey continues, and it’s quite an honor to be able to help others on this journey, it really is. Whoa. Like any skill, we all get better with practice. I’ve noticed this quite a bit. So I make no promises, but I’m here to help you if I can. I’ll certainly do my best. This is very powerful work, and it can even work pretty quickly for those who are ready. And more and more people these days are ready. If you’ve read this far, in fact, then there’s a good chance that you are ready. To really know, visit my blog below. What I do is all spelled out there. You’ll find lots of real client stories as well, and you might even find one that’s similar to your situation. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you think I can help you. I’m here to help if I can. And either way, I wish you peace.