Therapeutic Style:

Jack recognizes that the journey that brought you to Kairos may not have been an easy one. Jack works to assist you in your self-exploration, learning, and growth by creating a safe, nurturing, respectful, yet challenging environment. Jack prioritizes your autonomy and personal responsibility in the therapeutic process.

Educational History:

Jack was graduated with a B.A. from Kenyon College in 1998 with an Honors English Major, Classics Minor, and Humanities Concentration. Jack was graduated with a Master’s in Education from Vanderbilt University’s Human Development Counseling program with a Clinical Focus.


Jack has received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy; Psychobiological Approaches to Couples Therapy; Core Competences and Treatment Strategies for Trauma, PTSD, Chronic Pain, and Grief and Loss; Emotional Freedom Techniques; Neurolinguistic Programing and Hypnosis; and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Jack is currently doing a two year training in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with the Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Furthermore, Jack will be pursuing training and certification to become a certified sex therapist with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists beginning in 2021.

Populations of Interest:

Men’s Issues; Couples and Family; Anxiety and Depression; Perfectionism; Trauma, Chronic Pain, and PTSD; Sexual Health; Grief and Loss; End of Life Issues; Existential and Spiritual Issues; Religious/Spiritual Trauma; Creativity and Artistry

Favorite self-care:

Spending time with my family, friends, and spiritual community. Enjoying live music, art shows, and author events. Exploring the natural world.


Reading, Writing, Yoga, Krav Maga, Hiking, Birding, Geocaching, Playing Guitar and Harmonica, Creating Art


Deep Caring, Insatiable Curiosity, Creative and Integrative Thinking.