• 2015-02-20 09.00.46 amLicensed Professional Counselor in 1987.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 1998.
  • Established in Northern Virginia in 1990 to join the Minirth-Meier and Byrd Clinic in Fairfax.
  • Entered into private practice in 1997 and continues in that to this day.


  • Graduated from Liberty University – Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Studies, a professional ministry degree that majored in Bible and minored in Theology, Greek, and Pastoral Counseling.
  • Masters degree in Counseling in 1983 at Liberty Seminary.
  • Post-graduate coursework at Lynchburg College and the University of Virginia.
  • Ordained minister by Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Taught counseling courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Liberty University


  • Co-authored TIME OUT: Daily Devotions For Workaholics. (1991) With Hurst, G., Sides, L. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishing.