When he was a junior in high school, Wayne knew he wanted to devote his life to helping others. He sensed the good work the guidance counselor accomplished and he was convinced he’d like to do the same. Wayne completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at East Carolina University and his master’s degree of social work at Florida International University.
With specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Wayne’s professional interests include working with survivors of trauma, first responders, those struggling with chronic pain and folks working through grief and loss. Furthermore, he is motivated to partner with people desiring improvement in areas such as test anxiety, sports performance, public speaking, and performing on stage. Wayne is ready to come alongside individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and relationship conflicts (personal, romantic and work-related relationships).
Men often struggle in silence and are sometimes apprehensive to reach out for help- this doesn’t have to be the case! Wayne has exceptional success engaging with and providing the sounding board needed for healing and growth. He has a particular affinity to helping men ages 13 and up in discovering ways to communicate and resolve issues holding them back in school, work and in relationships with others.
Wayne is passionate about providing a safe and open space to invite clients to journey deeper into their stories and to explore their relationships to themselves, others, and the world around them-assisting his clients in “finding their brave” to transform into the person they’ve dreamed about being.