Senior Therapist, MS, LPC
Roger began his career in public and private schools, working as a teacher of special needs youths and a school counselor. Over time, he became concerned with the emotional and spiritual needs of children and their families, areas not addressed in the sphere of public education. Obtaining a professional counseling license, Roger moved into the community, counseling in Christian counseling agencies and in private practice. His clients have included individuals, couples and families who are dealing with a variety of obstacles. Relational conflicts, loss, are issues he has often seen in his practice. Of particular concern, however, are the many people who struggle with depression, Bipolar Disorder, the effects of emotional trauma. His background work with children and youths with behavior problems, ADHD and developmental disorders such as Autism has provided him with many strategies that can assist families in moving into a more balanced less stressful lifestyles.
Roger has also been active in the community, serving on boards of various organizations devoted to supporting families impacted by divorce, mood disorders and other forms of mental illness. Over the last six years, he has lead support groups, served on panels, and arranged speaking engagements for psychiatrists and therapists specializing in Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder. He has also given lectures on these topics and on attachment problems exhibited by children born into deprived environments.
His methods and understanding of counseling are based upon the scriptural premise that humans were created with a desire for meaning and for connection – within themselves, with others and with their Creator.