I function from the fundamental belief that self-inquiry is a necessary and empowering part of living a fulfilled life. I have dedicated my career to service, and entered private practice out of my commitment to quality care. Specifically, I see a need to address gaps in the mental health and counseling spheres for gay men and those affected by HIV/AIDS. Few male counselors exist, and even fewer male counselors focus on gay male issues. From both observation in my role as a clinical supervisor and as a gay man with his own counselor, Iâ€™ve found that people get much more out of counseling if they know that the professional they are working with has life experiences like their own. I believe in a balanced approach to counseling which addresses the root causes of our outlook on life and our ability to function highly. While examining these root causes, I work with clients to develop tangible plans to make noticeable, real changes in their life.