Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Tech, 1993
Master of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling, NE Louisiana University,1991
Master of Education, Harding University, 1979
Bachelor of Arts, Harding University, 1978
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Arkansas
Licensed Professional Counselor, Arkansas
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, Arkansas
Specialty Trainings & Certifications:
EMDR I, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
CSAT-S, Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Supervisor
CMAT, Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist – Specialization in Chemical Addictions
CTT, Certified Trauma Therapist
I Peter 5:5-11: God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Doing anything with my family, hunting, fishing, rock climbing, building stuff, playing with my dog Tag, being a dad and grandpa, learning new things, sitting on the deck with the love of my life.
Personal Statement about Working at Capstone:
My first thought about doing something in my life like Capstone was voiced toone of my high school friends when I was 15 years old. We were working as counselors at a church camp in Utah and there were a lot of kids there who were “underdogs”. I was one of them. The experience helped somany of us change that it inspired me and I said to my friend, “David, I want to do something like this with my life someday.” Today, when I park at Capstone in the morning, I look around the property and remember when there wasn’t one mow-able square foot of grass on the entire 42 acres eleven years ago. As I sit there and pray, it is easy for me to see what God, through His mysterious ways, has done with Capstone. I am amazed that He blessed that dream into the reality it is today and humbled that he has let me be a part of it. Every week, sometimes several times in a week, I see and/or hear from a Capstone graduate or a graduate’s dad or mom. There is no lack of evidence of grace-powered comebacks for the modern day “underdogs” at Capstone. Its name comes from the passage in I Peter 2:7 “The stone the builders rejected has become the Capstone” so it is not surprising that Capstone is a personal crucible, a refuge, a battleground, a family, a special-ops team, and a holy place of redemption, especially for those of us who work here. And to be a part of it all with the teammates that I get to work with…oh my! My cup overflows for sure!