Todd is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Todd earned his Master of Arts in Counseling from Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 2010, as well as a Master of Divinity at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2005. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Psychology from Bluffton University. He completed a Chaplain Residency Program in 2006 at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, and he is also a Certified Case Manager, approved by the Commission for Case Management Certification.
Throughout his career, Todd has not only been a therapist, but he has served in a variety of roles such as a Hospice Chaplain, Case Manager and a Christian Counselor. In his 10 years of experience, he has worked in a wide range of settings including outpatient mental health, private practice and large hospitals. His experience has afforded him specialized training with the care of cancer patients and their families, personality disorders, recovery from manipulative relationships, ADHD, and those struggling with their faith.
A unique aspect of our practice is that Todd is a Christian Faith Based practitioner and incorporates your faith into treatment when appropriate and based on client preference. Todd can provide you with sound, evidence-based therapy while also integrating your faith tradition into your care. If this is something you desire, Todd will take a Christ-centered, non-judgmental approach that focuses on restoration using Christian principles.
Todd has been married to his best friend soulmate, Rhonda, for over 6 years. While he does not have any biological children of his own, he refers to his three step-sons as “my boys”. Todd and Rhonda enjoy traveling, trips to the beach, long talks about their faith and politics, and spending as much time with their boys as they can.
Ultimately, Todd envisions a world where depression, anxiety and other mental/emotional struggles are no longer obstacles to living an abundant life. He believes we are resilient, and fully capable of overcoming the impossible and is passionate about empowering each individual to embark on their journey of healing.
If you have a mood disorder, you may be extremely sad, empty or irritable (depressed), or you may have periods of depression alternating with being excessively happy (mania). For most people, mood disorders can be successfully treated with medications and talk therapy.
Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. General Anxiety, PTSD and OCD are examples of an Anxiety Disorder. Whatever form of anxiety you have, treatment can help.
Adjustment disorders are stress-related conditions. Work problems, going away to school, an illness, death of a close family member or any number of life changes can cause stress. You don't have to tough it out on your own, though. Treatment can be brief and it's likely to help you regain your emotional footing.
Many adults with ADHD aren't aware they have it — they just know that everyday tasks can be a challenge. Adults with ADHD may find it difficult to focus and prioritize, leading to missed deadlines and forgotten meetings or social plans. A combination of medication and counseling can help you feel like your in control again.
At its core, our spirituality helps us understanding ourselves, others and the world around us while also motivating us to engage in something greater than ourselves. While our spiritualty is there to help us, sometimes our life experience collides with our closely held values, beliefs and identity. With the right guidance and support, you can once again find your feet on solid ground.
Self-esteem is your overall opinion of yourself — how you feel about your abilities and limitations. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas. You might constantly worry that you aren't good enough. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving the respect of others.
The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship. And as much as we'd like it to just magically disappear, it often lingers far longer than we'd like. But healing is possible and life can become more manageable when you reach out for support.
Shame is the feeling or experience that we are flawed and unworthy of love and belonging. That something we've done, or failed to do, makes us exempt from the love and care from others. Shame is a very dark and lonely place. But when you risk being vulnerable with the right people, and allow the light to shine in those dark places, the chains of shame fall and you experience a freedom like you've never had before.
Stress happens when the challenges of life outpaces our ability to cope. Negative, long-term stress can lessen your quality of life and leave you feeling empty. When we use stress positively, it can lead to growth, action and change. Let us help you learn new ways of coping with life's challenges and enhance your ability to face adversity.
Serenity Springs Clinical Counseling recognizes the myriad of issues that affect the lives of men. Whether its learning to be a better father, husband or partner, or questions about intimacy or addiction, we provide effective counseling and therapy for what you're facing.
The wedding is over and where is your "happily ever after"? Feeling misunderstood, judged, criticized, unloved or cared for can cause the relationship to lose its spark. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone and we will come along side you toward healing and hope.
Have you ever felt as though someone is taking advantage of you for their gain? Maybe they only get in touch when they need something from you, or they use their power to exploit you. Psychological manipulators want to control and take advantage of you. We can help you learn to value yourself, set boundaries and get your emotional needs met.
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wilderness."