Q: What led you to work in Behavioral Health?
Answer: When I was in the military, deployed on a peace-keeping mission in Kosovo, a lot of people around me were struggling with depression and other issues, including suicide. I wanted to do something to help.
Q: What drew you to begin practicing in the Franklin County area?
Answer: I'm originally from Perry County and I have family in the area so, I wanted to practice locally.
Q: What would you say is a common misconception about Behavioral Health?
Answer: It seems there is always a stigma attached to it, especially for men. People often don't want to reach out for help because they're afraid they will be seen differently. Seeking help for an issue you may be having doesn't mean you're weak, it means you're human.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about working in Franklin County?
Answer: I previously was a psychiatric nurse and cared for a lot of patients all at once. In this new role, I'm really looking forward to meeting with patients individually and working with them to resolve their problems on a regular basis so they can thrive in their family, home, work, and school environments.
Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?
Answer: I like fishing, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.