Chad is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate working under the supervision of Linda M. Marten, Ph.D. and is Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Chad obtained his Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Dallas Baptist University his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Dallas Christian College.
Chad believes firmly that the core of people’s struggles come from their beliefs about themselves, others, God, and the world around them. Often he won’t take the presenting issue at face value, but rather he seeks to find the core of the problem through techniques developed through empirical research, such as those found in Adaptive Information Processing (AIP), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Gestalt Therapy.
Chad also believes that as a therapist, he acts as an instructor and guide. He knows the mind is already equipped with the tools it needs to fix problems and that, as an instructor, his role is to teach his clients how to utilize them effectively. As a guide he walks alongside them in the direction of mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
Chad is always excited to meet new people, and he loves to build therapeutic relationships with his clients that mirror healthy bonds with safe people. He works well with clients 12 and up, who have: relational struggles, depression, anxiety, phobias, anger management, spiritual abuse, identity crises, suicidal/homicidal ideation, sexual dysfunction, trauma, emotional repression, and low self-esteem.
“People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.” –Epictetus