Passionate About Helping You
Before I was helped by a mental health counselor, I used to believe and hear from my parents and peers that all of my stress and anxiety was normal and that I just had to “go through it.” I didn’t know what to make of this message because everything in my life was telling me something is not right. I felt off. I felt incomplete. I felt in an endless cycle of peaks and valleys, like I had no control over my life. All of this stress peaked during my engagement to my beautiful wife which should have been filled with joy, anticipation, excitement, and peace in the journey. However, in the deepest part of me, I had a sense of loneliness, anger, sadness, shame, and guilt. I was running from my emotions, running from my problems, running from facing myself. At the end of all these inner marathons, I was exhausted.
It was at this moment I needed help and thank God I had my parish priest who I could trust and be vulnerable with during the height of all of this. Even though I didn’t get all the answers after that conversation, I finally felt some relief…because I felt heard.
From this moment forward, I was introduced to a wonderful mental health counselor who helped me reveal the deep causes of my stress and anxiety. We didn’t just stay in that discovery mode, but she had equipped me to understand, soothe, and heal from those painful and stressful memories. This shattered my false beliefs that I had to just “live with it” or “it will get better” or “this is normal”. My beliefs about stress and mental health took a radical shift after I dived deeper into those beliefs, took the time to understand my emotions, and rebuild the self-worth that is rooted in how God views me which finally led to relief.
To my delight, I married my devoted wife and blessed with three beautiful children. The journey is not over to understanding the depth of stress and how it affects us, but I am here to let you know that you don't have to "do this on your own" and when you are ready, I am here to listen.
Professional Christian Coaching Institute
Internal Family Systems (In Progress)
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
BS in Psychology