M.S., M.A., CSOTP, CSAT-Canditate
Masters Level Clinician
Aaron is a compassionate therapist with advanced training in multiple therapy
modalities that address a wide range of sexual behavior and its challenges including
overcoming compulsive behaviors, resolving trauma, repairing relationships, and dealing
with legal ramifications. In therapy, Aaron has an integrative orientation that utilizes
multiple theoretical approaches and interventions including: cognitive behavioral, person
centered, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, trauma informed, polyvagal, attachment,
family systems, and developmental. Aaron is committed to the use of evidenced-based treatments
and naturally weaves together neuroscience, creativity, and approachable media to facilitate
better communication, help clients gain insight, and make changes that lead to desired growth.
He has a Master of Science in communication from Northwestern University and a Masters of Arts
in clinical mental health counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. Aaron is also
working on his PhD in addiction psychology at Regent University, is a Certified Sex Addiction
Therapist (CSAT) candidate, and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP).
Aaron firmly believes in the dignity, worth, and value of all people and prioritizes
relationship with his clients. He understands that all people have made choices that are
inconsistent with their values but also knows that it is possible to grow from these experiences
and become who we most want to be. Aaron considers it a great honor and privilege to walk
alongside people who undertake that heroic journey.
Counseling is not an original career for Aaron. He previously achieved a lean six sigma
black belt, held roles including vice-president of corporate social responsibility, product
manager, marketing executive, and not for profit administrator working for organizations
including Willow Creek Community Church, Awana, Bright Hope International, and TransNational
Payments. Aaron also unashamedly describes himself as a person in long-term recovery
from addiction and is passionate about educating others about addiction, relationships,
and life. He is available to speak or write about his own experiences in both recovery
and the treatment of addiction.