• About Me

    Hunter is a warm and engaging counselor with a wide breadth of experience in treating client concerns.

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  • Overview
    Degree: MA
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    Approaches to Therapy:
    • Family Systems
    • Gestalt
    • Mindfulness-Based
    • Psychodynamic
    Services Offered:
    • Counseling
    • Couples Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    • Talk Therapy
    Ages Accepted:
    • Adolescents
    • Young adults
    • Adults
    • Seniors
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting: Outpatient
    Teletherapy Available: No
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Counselors
    State Licensing Board: VA
    License #: 0701005525
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    Hunter has devoted the last 20 years to working with people in a variety of settings including outpatient therapy, residential therapy, after school groups, intensive home based therapy and wilderness settings. His passion for healing families and marriages led him to earn a masters degree in counseling at Denver Seminary and to complete post graduate work in marriage and family therapy at the Denver Family Institute where he graduated with highest honors for clinical excellence. In his practice Hunter has seen first hand the benefits of therapy for individuals and families for a range of difficulties. These include:

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Phobias
    • Drug and alcohol abuse
    • Video game and internet addictions
    • School achievement
    • PTSD
    • Difficulties arising from adoption and early attachment struggles
    • Relationship distress
    • Excessive fighting
    • Anger
    • Grief and loss
    • Sexual difficulties
    • Differences in desire
    • Gender Variance
    • Out of control sexual behavior (also referred to as sex)
    • Sexual abuse
    • Child abuse
    • General life satisfaction
    • Spiritual concerns

    Hunter has often worked in conjunction with clients’ psychiatrists to help clients reduce or eliminate medications while maintaining gains with the above concerns. While medication for mental health concerns is initially helpful, and is sometimes necessary ongoing, it should always be paired with therapy services to gain maximum effect that will continue after medication is ended.
    The son of an engineer and an artist, Hunter began his professional career as an engineer. He finds that therapy gives him a place to blend his love of both science and art. He enjoys staying current on the technical studies in psychology, eager to transfer this insight into the art of clinical practice.
    As a citizen, Hunter has delivered aid work around the world. He has installed wells in West Africa, helped build schools and a medical clinic in Haiti, lived and worked in Mexico and served in a medical clinic in Honduras. AS a result he can provide therapy services to Spanish speaking clients.
    In his therapeutic career Hunter has provided intensive home based therapy for families struggling with major mental health issues, and outpatient family, individual, and group therapy services. He has skills as a strengths based psychodynamic psychotherapist who uses aspects of Gestalt, Psychodrama, Parts Work, Coaching, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Structural Family Therapy, along with humor and deep empathy.
    Hunter enjoys assisting people from all spiritual traditions. Some of his work has included helping people heal and reclaim their spirituality following coercive spiritual experiences. When requested Hunter can provide Spiritual Direction for people seeking to deepen their spiritual practice.
    If you have a sense that you might like to work with Hunter please don’t hesitate to contact him to arrange an initial phone conversation to assess the potential of working together.

    Role In Relation to Clients/Patients:

    Hunter knows that one of the biggest factors for successful counseling is a strong relationship between counselor and client. He cultivates a strong relationship with clients by entering their world and guiding them to a place of new hope and strength.

    Gender: Man
    Race & Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: Yes
    Near Public Transportation?: Yes
  • Payment
    Low Cost Options:
    • Low-Fee
    • Sliding Scale