Supervised by Ly Tran, LPC-S
Get to know Eric
As a pastor during the pandemic, Eric noticed an increased need among his church members for counseling. Though he studied psychology and practiced pastoral counseling for decades, he felt compelled to deepen his training and skills to help individuals and couples seeking mental health and healing. Eric is a native of California with deep roots in the Lone Star State. He is a son, a brother, a husband, a father, and a dog owner. He is an enneagram type 8 with a 9 wing (aka the momma bear!) and a Myers Briggs INFJ. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Texas A&M University, a Master in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Ministry from the School of Theology at the University of the South and his Master in Professional Counseling degree from Amberton University.
When he’s not working, Eric plays a little guitar, enjoys traveling, cycling, hiking, camping, and reading. Eric is happily married to his wife and they have two adolescent children.
Style and Approach
Eric uses primarily cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), utilizing family systems when appropriate, has completed the level 1 training in Gottman methods of couples counseling, and is comfortable discussing the role of the unconscious and primary family and other salient past relationships play in one’s mental health (psychodynamic). As an ordained Episcopal priest, Eric is open to discussing questions around faith and spirituality from multiple perspectives.