Justin has been in the counseling field for over 15 years, a Clinical Supervisor for many of those years, and most recently was a Clinic Administrator responsible for overseeing the operations of a large community mental health clinic. He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2009 and a Board Approved Licensure Supervisor since 2015. Throughout his career he has worked in the following settings: outpatient mental health, residential substance abuse, inpatient psychiatric, and domestic violence batterer intervention.
One of Justin’s greatest passion is helping individuals begin to show up in their own lives, sometimes after years of disconnection. Foundational to his practice is a deep faith in the inner-healing capacity of all people and the belief that therapy is a process by which that capacity can be allowed to emerge and flourish. As the individual begins to know what they really know and feel what they really feel a sacred ground is created, and Justin feels it is a tremendous honor and privilege to participate in and bear witness to this process with the people who come to see him.
The treatment methods and techniques he most often utilizes come from his training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which is a body-based talk therapy. Ultimately, Justin is guided by the belief that whether we realize it or not we are all living stories testifying to the resiliency of the human spirit. He is most effective working with adults with event trauma, attachment or relationship wounds, addictions, moral injury, anxiety, depression, stress or adjustment struggles, codependency and boundary issues, or experiencing grief and loss.
Justin is a native Oklahoman who graduated from Northeastern State University. He believes God decided it was just about time to completely transform his life when He introduced his now wife into his life and that he became the luckiest man alive when she agreed to marry him. They are both blessed with a young (spirited) son and as a family they like nothing more than camping, kayaking and just being outdoors. A top priority for Justin is the fostering of his spiritual life through contemplative action and prayer, and he is wholly committed to continuing to do the personal growth work necessary to be the best husband, father, and counselor he can be.