Arkansas is where I was born and I continue to live in Arkansas today. I was raised in the city and exposed to the outdoors as a child, which offered a unique perspective on life. I use that perspective in my adult life and it ultimately shows up in my therapy approach as well. I received a bachelors of arts degree in psychology from Arkansas State University in August of 2011 . I then attended Henderson State University, where I met my wife where we both studied clinical mental health counseling and received our masters of science in December of 2013.