While winding down a highly successful career working with individuals and their families as a Certified Public Accountant, I chose to turn my attention from the financial and tax issues of my clients to their psychological, emotional, and relationship issues to which I was so often exposed as their CPA.
I hold a PhD in accounting and taxation and have served as a tax partner in a “Big Eight” accounting firm, tax partner in a mid-sized local firm and worked for many years as a solo tax practitioner. I have also served as a full-time graduate school faculty member, an adjunct graduate tax faculty member at two different universities and authored and taught volumes of significant graduate level tax continuing education material. I was active in accounting and tax professional societies and am a past-president of the Dallas Estate Planning Council.
Having had enough “number crunching” and tax fun, I retired as a CPA after 45 years of intensive practice.
Well prior to my retirement, I returned to the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Education degree in family counseling. I am classified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Counselor Certification (NBCC). I also hold a certificate in Conflict Resolution from Texas Woman’s University, am trained in collaborative law, have served as a mediator or co-mediator in family conflicts and personal injury cases, and am a past-president of the Denton County Collaborative Professionals.
I am experienced in dealing with client issues of anxiety, depression, panic, burnout, grief, self-esteem, family relations, trust, divorce, blended families, anger, substance abuse, interpersonal communications, adolescent adjustments, bereavement, same gender relationships, adultery, social anxiety, emotional abuse, and other interpersonal relationships. Many of these I have experienced in my own life. In my practice, I follow the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) philosophy of counseling. I am proud to serve the Texas cities of Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Denton, Argyle, Corinth and far beyond.
I am the proud father of sons Ryan and Dustin, and grandsons Reilly and Aden, and companion to Rocky, my 65-pound, 15-year-old “puppy.”
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