“So much courage rests in those who seek mental health care. Although all of us travel back and forth along the continuum of ‘mental health’ in the same way we experience our physical health, accessing mental health care can be more challenging. The truth is we all endure physical and emotional difficulties not of our choosing. Attending to and providing a safe place, seeking to understand and suspending judgement, and acceptance and motivational encouragement are a patient’s rights.”
- Psychotherapist providing mental health services since 1987 in a variety of out-patient and residential settings.
- MSSW, Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, December 1986
- A., Social Work and Psychology, St. Cloud State University, May 1981
- (Minnesota) Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) since 1987. Licensing Supervisor, Minnesota Board of Social Work
Married to Cheri 24 years. Two sons, Gabe and Jon, ages 18 and 14. Gunther, our Golden Retriever. Playing and coaching baseball. Hunting. Fishing. The outdoors. Reading. Motorcycling.