- Masters of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Biola University, California
- Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Alliant University, California
- Licensed Psychologist (1991)
Individuals, couples and seniors working through changes, emotions, stages and issues in adult life. Special focus on hurts, traumas, regrets, worries, grieving, and self-doubts in managing decisions alone or together regarding the past and present. Also, help for habits, addictions, codependency, OCD and other unproductive and stuck areas in life, including feelings, thoughts, memories, relationships and activities.
Offering help through a family systems and cognitive-behavioral approach. Special training and experiences for help in post-trauma and hurt memories, stuck thoughts, emotions and activities, Spiritual/Biblical counseling, and the use of The Twelve Steps from Alcoholics Anonymous and ALANON for addictions, codependency and other recovery type programs using this format.
Doug believes that each individual is precious and has a meaningful life to live out. This is true at both a personal level and at a relational level with regards to one’s family, friends, God and in the community.
However, he recognizes there are times when one may feel lost, incomplete, discouraged or disconnected in life. This is when Doug offers a safe place to share and reflect about one’s hopes, relationships, hurts and challenges. Then with affirmation, encouragement, and even a new perspective and new “tools,” a person can move forward in life in a fulfilling way.
Doug has had over 30 years of practical experience helping others. In addition to his ongoing outpatient work, he has worked in hospital and treatment settings, served locally as a Care and Counseling Pastor in a large church, taught at the college level and has consulted with numerous other non-profits and business organizations. He has lived in the west metro Twin Cities for twenty-five years, has been married for over 38 years, and is the father of three adult children and has one granddaughter.