Samuel is passionate about helping people live truthfully in a complex and often messy world of relationships. It’s easy to lose who we are in a marriage, families, workplace, or other relational setting. Through professional counseling, interpersonal coaching, writing, and speaking, Samuel loves to walk with people in the challenges of life.
:: Experience ::
Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider (TN License #2618)
I specialize in working with men who are wrestling with what it means to be a man, sexual integrity, addictions, relationship or work issues, and anger management. I challenge men to explore their masculinity by challenging pervasive, and sometimes harmful, cultural stereotypes.
I help women who are looking to find and reclaim their voice in their relationships, working through issues of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, difficulty in family relationships, self esteem, and codependency.
Couples have five areas of content they fight about: Sex, kids, money, in-laws, and technology. Each couple has a unique process they follow as they attempt to resolve these issues. I guide couples through these difficult and sometimes perpetual issues to find hope, healing, and a new process. Together we will sort through these and other challenges to foster mutual love and respect. I help couples to identify and move beyond their negative patterns of relating and construct new relational styles built upon honesty, respect, responsibility, and vulnerability.
:: Areas of Experience ::
Marriage and Couples Therapy
Men’s and Women’s Issues
Recovery (substance abuse, relationships, narcissism)
Sex (Pornography, Illicit relationships, sex addictions)
:: Background ::
He holds a Masters of Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in Seattle, Washington, and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Prior to becoming a counselor, He worked in technology and spent 5 years volunteering at a local church as a lay counselor where he facilitated marriage enrichment groups, pre-marital counseling, and led men’s small groups. He resides in the Middle Tennessee area with his wife and their 4 kids.
Phone (615) 656-4430