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Instead of asking "What's wrong with you?" we focus on "What happened to you?" Our life experiences shape us, impacting our mental health.


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Douglas has worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years and as a licensed professional counselor for 19 years. Doug specializes in working with those suffering from trauma, spending a majority of his career working with children, adolescents and families. Over the past 8 years, he has used his therapy skills to work with adults.


  • Xavier University

    • MA in Counseling​

  • West Virginia University

    • BA in Psychology​


  • 25+ years of experience

  • EMDR Certified Therapist

  • Phase 2 Trainer in Neurosequential Model

  • Senior Trainer in Life Space Crisis Intervention



  • Licensed Professional Counselor, West Virginia

    • ALPS credential​

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Ohio

    • Supervisor Credential​


Douglas is trained in multiple trauma informed modalities including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and SITCAP (Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents). Doug recently earned his EMDR certification through EMDRIA. He also describes his therapeutic approach as person centered and biologically respectful using neuroscience as a way to empower clients to build resilience.  Douglas specializes in working with those suffering from trauma and the variety of mental health conditions that results from such traumas. He also has a special interest in student athlete mental health and applies his knowledge of the brain and stress response system to help athletes navigate the variety of challenges resulting from being a student athlete. Doug has the goal to build the resilient athlete by working on mental performance and supporting the athlete’s mental health.

In addition to direct service, he has spent a large portion of his career as a Trainer, Consultant and Clinical Supervisor. He has spent the last 15 years providing trauma informed training such as Life Space Crisis Intervention, Trauma Informed and Resilient Schools, and Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. As part of his clinical expertise, he provides a neurodevelopmental assessment called the NMT Brain Map. Contact Doug for more information regarding this neuro-developmental assessment.

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