Professional Certificate: Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner
Professional Certifications: Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP No. 2010P-0957)
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Marquette University, Masters of Divinity from St. Francis De Sales Seminary
I would like to introduce myself...
I am a Roman Catholic Priest serving as the Pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Milwaukee, WI. I have received my certificate as a Somatic Experiencing ® Practitioner from the Somatic Experiencing ® Trauma Institute in order to assist individuals in exploring the layers of trauma.
In addition to working with people who have or are currently experiencing trauma, I have also completed an international certification process in the area of sexual addiction from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). I treat the whole person by addressing the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of addiction – believing that lifelong recovery is possible.
Victims of Sexual Abuse and/or Sexual Trauma
Grief and Loss
Adults abused as children
Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
Other forms of being overwhelmed
Why this work is important to me.
My commitment is to spiritual growth and healing to promote inner peace. Experiences in life affect our body, mind and spirit.
By regulating the nervous system, together we can begin healing the elements of trauma such as anxiety, overwhelm, obsession, compulsivity and emotional stagnation. Incorporating Somatic Experiencing into my pastoral counseling assists individuals in restoring health, wholeness and balance in their lives.
The goal of our work is an integrative experience that allows you to live a full, enriching life.
Hesitant to talk to a priest about this?
First, let me make it clear that I work with individuals from all (or no) faith traditions.
Deciding on an individual to talk to can be intimidating. I believe the intimidation keeps many people from seeking out the help they need.
Together we will walk through the pain and issues that you are currently facing in your life. With the combined skills of my training as a Roman Catholic Priest, a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and a Sexual Addiction Professional, I would like to help you with any of the following issues in your life:
● Release symptoms of trauma ● Recover from accumulated stress ● Learn how to live your life in the present moment ● Life your life with greater ease ● Access the resources that are apart of your life ● Regain trust and intimacy in relationships ● Controlling sexually compulsive behavior ● Coping with a family member dealing with addiction ● Coping with grief ● Coping with a loss
When you contact me, rest assured that I will provide you with a confidential place where you can discuss the issues in your life openly. I will partner with you to restore health, wholeness and balance in your life.