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.

Certifications/Experience: 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.

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

Strengths: Deep Caring, Insatiable Curiosity, Creative and Integrative Thinking.