Archive for June 2013

StoryCloud Counseling

Fifteen years ago, I was living living in Southern California and in grad school, working on a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. I was about halfway through a 1,000 hour internship, doing individual therapy, group therapy, and teaching life skills classes at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in downtown San Diego. While it was certainly challenging work, I found it to be very rewarding and life-giving. When I graduated in 1999, I was planning to pursue a private counseling practice. As it turned out, the church I had been attending for almost a decade invited me to become a full-time member of its pastoral staff, and thus began my career in Christian vocational ministry. Since that time, I have done church-based pastoral ministry, university-based ministry, community mental health clinical counseling, and furthered my education through a Doctor of Ministry degree. My academic interests led me to start a PhD […]