I seek to integrate spiritual practice and psychotherapy and bring over four decades of spiritual practice in both Western and Eastern traditions as a pastor, spiritual director, coach, teacher and retreat leader. As a former pastor, I bring a pastoral sensibility to my work with clients, meeting them where they are, with a tender hearted, non-judgmental presence. I offer my Christian clients a safe place to explore whatever is troubling them. I am intentional in my practice of inviting a loving and compassionate Presence to guide and support us in our work together. In addition to my academic and clinical training as a psychotherapist, I have many years of training and experience as a spiritual director and a particular love for directing others in the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. Through my own journey and in my work with others I have come to deeply trust being present to our suffering with empathic, attentive presence, exploring the paradox of change, that only when we accept ourselves as we are, here and now, are we able to change. This is an opening toward healing Presence and a surrender to the creative energy of compassion which awakens us, over and over, to the healing that is possible.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
LMFT #118448 (Expires: 2022-03-31)
I’ve been working with Brad for about a month. The first time we spoke he let me know the structure of his counseling which I really appreciated. It let me know that he was going to invest in me and be there for me. He is very patient and thoughtful in his responses. He really gets you to do the work for yourself.