I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Rutgers University in New Jersey, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Sociology minor.
When I was a freshman in college at Rutgers University, I saw Eric LeGrand play football, and during a game, he was paralyzed from the neck down. Doctors thought that he would never be able to breathe independently again, let alone have any movement or feeling in his body. However, LeGrand never let his situation define him. He relearned how to breathe without a ventilator’s assistance and eventually even regained feeling in his body and some movement. Throughout my years in college, I saw the challenges and adversity that he faced. Seeing him still push towards his goals and have such a positive outlook on life helped me realize that I wanted to help people have that same outlook even though they have faced challenges and struggles.
I also spent my time at Rutgers volunteering for a mentoring program at a local high school that would help guide students through high school with the goal of earning a full scholarship to Rutgers University. Seeing the positive impact I could have on these student lives further fueled my passion for helping others.
During my final year at Rutgers, I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Rome, Italy. I developed a love of travel and learning about different people, cultures, and customs. During that time, I traveled to six other countries, where I was immersed in different cultures and traditions, which helped me learn and grow as a person.
After graduating, I moved to Washington, DC, where I attended The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC Campus, for my Masters in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. In 2017 my wife and I moved to Charlotte and loved getting to know the city! Then in September of 2022 my wife and I welcome boy/girl twins into the world!
In 2020 I started Bright View Counseling in Charlotte, North Carolina, to help those struggling and offer a unique type of therapy and counseling. I wanted to create a practice where I could bring a different twist to the typical therapy approach by involving unique and engaging activities during the session, such as going outdoors for walks and outside sessions, playing games, and doing exercises, including our office dog Charlotte.
Contact me directly at (704) 981-1592.
Certifications and Training Include
I work with my owner Michael. Two of my favorite things to do are going to work with Michael and car rides, so when he tells me it’s time to go to work, I get very excited! My favorite part about going to work is getting love and attention all day. Since I know some people don’t like dogs or are allergic to me, I only come in a few days each week.
When I am working, I help comfort everyone that walks into Michael’s office. I can sense when clients are upset and provide love and affection, but I also know when to give you space. I understand that coming to the office can be scary for people, but I hope to make it fun and inviting for everyone who walks in the door.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy long naps, playing with my soccer ball, and chasing squirrels in our yard!