Abbotsford , British Columbia
I am a husband and the father of a bright, sensitive son. I am also a therapist in a day program for youth who are disconnected from school due to mental health challenges. I completed my M.A. in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University (Langley, British Columbia) in 2007, and have worked since that time in the mental health field. I completed the Facilitator Diploma Program through the Neufeld Institute in 2016, and immensely enjoyed this experience. I am grateful to Dr. Neufeld for all the work he has put into developing this approach which helps me make sense of my work and my family life each and every day. I feel so much hope and inspiration whenever I see this paradigm working in my parenting, in my involvement with youth and their families, and in the feedback I've received from course participants. I want to see this insight spread and continue to provide the way forward for more and more children and their families.
I am available to facilitate the Making Sense of Counterwill and Making Sense of Anxiety courses in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver regions of British Columbia as well as in Northwest Washington state (Whatcom County). I offer both courses over four weeks, where each session consists of one hour viewing Dr. Neufeld's video presentation followed by one hour of discussion, where I answer participants' questions as well as share stories that illustrate the material and add depth to participants' understanding using personal and professional examples. I can offer courses to parents and caregivers, church or other community group settings, as well as to professional audiences.