MS Marriage and Family Therapy
John Brown University
Licensed Professional Counselor
My Mom and Dad divorced when I was two. Big deal, right?
When I was four, my dad married my Mom’s identical twin sister – my Aunt Betty became my step-mom.
Dad and Aunt Betty moved to Ohio, and my Mom lived in Oregon. I relocated 25 times between birth and 18.
Move 26 happened when I took control of my life and joined the Air Force.
Control. Yeah, right.
I’m a late-blooming Marriage and Family Therapist.
At 59, I was a staff pastor in a large Little Rock church. My congregation was Celebrate Recovery (I heartily recommend CR – God used it to change my life).
People’s lives are getting better. Better is a beautiful thing, right?
And yet, men AND women come up to me with tears in their eyes, saying, “We’re getting a divorce.”
Their heartache and befuddlement broke my heart.
I. Have. Got. To. Do. Something! It was imperative – deep in my soul!
My Leadership at the Church I served in told me to stay in my lane.
“Bill, you will not be doing any couples counseling. Ever.”
I understood – but I had heard The Call to serve couples.
So, I gladly left my employment and began grad school at 59.
Now, I’m fully licensed, and my favorite client is a couple.
The imperative to do something was born in My Journey.
When distressed and under pressure in High School, I used anger to take care of myself.
When I got married and found myself in distress, I only had one move. Anger.
All three of my kids used and abused all kinds of drugs and alcohol.
After our 24 years together, my first wife started using alcohol and opioids. Twenty-nine years into our marriage, our precious daughter died of an opioid overdose.
My former wife became an even heavier user and added cocaine, pot, and gambling to her opioids.
Me? I was angrier than ever.
We divorced in 2007, and she died of a Fentanyl overdose in 2009.
I’m just a fellow sojourner who has found a way to safely and enjoyably live in Most Important Relationships.
And I can help you too.
Would you like to enjoy life again?
I have hope, and mine is not a fool’s hope.
People’s relationships can improve, heal, and become healthy.
Not all relationships get better. I’m not God.
But I do help many couples go from surviving to living to thriving.
My mission is to reduce the Arkansas divorce rate one couple at a time, one group at a time.
Call or email me to get started!