Greg has worked in a variety of community mental health settings for over 35 years, and has been with TCFS since 1988. He has facilitated our graduate intern training program since 1994, and is also co-creator and facilitator of the Wilderness Challenge Program, an annual 8-day adventure therapy program for adolescents that has been in operation for over 25 years.
Greg has experience working with a multitude of human issues including anxiety, ADHD, trauma, depression, and mood disorders. He currently works with all ages from children to seniors. He is especially interested in how these issues affect the family and marital life, and visualizes change as multileveled and not just limited to one person or a diagnosis. Greg feels that all good therapists should sit at the gates of hope and that from there new possibilities will always arise!
Greg earned his Master’s of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and received his marriage and family training from the University of Illinois’ Institute for Juvenile Research in Chicago. Greg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
He received Aurora University’s Harold F. Schrage Field Instructor of the Year Award in 1997-98 and the Social Worker of the Year award for the Fox River District in 2014 for his contributions to training and early intervention.
Greg is devoted husband to Vicky and father to Colin, Haley, and Marcy. He is from a long line of farmers, carpenters, and artists, and can make just about anything from wood. He once made a canoe paddle for Norm Abram!