Fred is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has a Doctor of Divinity degree from the California Graduate School of Theology. His training includes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and has been certified in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) as well as being an expert in the field of traumatic stress by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
Fred has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families who struggle with the results of grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and relational difficulties.
Fred counsels from an ecosystemic perspective, which means that he accepts a client’s immediate family relationships and larger social context as being important resources in solving life’s problems. Primarily, Fred works from a structural/strategic orientation, which means that he assists couples and families in organizing their relationships so that resources can be brought to bear on the problems being presented. Goals for therapy are always established through collaboration with the client. The overall objective for therapy is always the successful resolution of the problems that are deemed the most important through that collaborative process.