Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Thank you for your interest in meeting with me; I look forward to getting to know you.

I would like to emphasize that our first session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, to determine if we are comfortable with each other, and for me to hear your story.  I also encourage you to ask me any questions and discuss any concerns you may have regarding counseling, my qualifications, and your comfort level in working with me.  That way, we both can determine if this is the right course for you to take.  If the “fit” between the two of us is not right, I’ll be glad to assist you with finding another therapist.

To give us the maximum amount of time together, I have made the Informed Consent and Service Agreement and the Counseling Client Intake Form available online.  This offers two benefits.  First, you can read and fill in the forms without having to worry about messing with paper forms.  Furthermore, I can look over what you have filled out before you come in and our time together can be even more productive.  Please read, complete, and submit them before our first session.

This Place is a 42-minute documentary that I co-produced with Kala Philo (Walkie Talkie Productions).  It contains my interviews of three families regarding the efforts they went to to build, and the significance they placed on, the memorials they made at the site of their child’s death.  In the first interview, the parents describe the roadside memorial they constructed for their son who died at the hands of a drunk driver.  The second vignette is of a mother and her daughter’s friend who created a garden at the site where the daughter’s/friend’s murdered body was found.  The third story is about a mother/wife who erected a large roadside memorial for her daughter (and later her husband) at the site where they were killed in an automobile accident on Thanksgiving Day, 2006.  

A high resolution DVD is available for $15. If you would like a copy, please contact me by phone at (512) 658-2674 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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