Welcome! My name is Connor, and I am passionate about the process of personal and relational growth. I hope to partner with you on the journey.
I believe you and I are meant to be fully present and connected to those around us. But instead, many experience life as painful, disconnected, fearful, frustrating, or sad. Over time we learn to hide parts of ourselves, hoping our relationships and emotions will somehow get better.
Seeking help takes an immense amount of courage. It means holding onto the hope that another person can hear, understand, and experience your pain. I know the process of finding a therapist can be a daunting task.
I find healing well means setting aside time together to grow to understand your world, self, and experiences in a safe relationship. In each session I am present and listening for the meaning and depth of your experiences. I tend to focus on how past relationships affect current relationships, even within therapy. I often work with individuals addressing issues such as childhood trauma, social anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relational issues, grief, spirituality, and identity. Through this shared process my clients often come to experience a more present, connected, and full life.
I received my BA in Therapeutic and Community Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2009, Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012, and will receive my doctorate in Clinical Psychology in June, 2015. My work has involved contemporary psychoanalytic practice with attention to spirituality and cultural issues. Prior to my work at Sync Counseling Center I worked for 4 years in community mental health centers in the San Gabriel area, providing individual, couple, and child therapy. I have also worked on staff at Montrose Church for 3 years, providing pastoral care and support for LifeGroups.