Travis is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling. His education has led to his licensure as a Professional Counselor and he is approved to supervise counselors entering the profession. Travis is also a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner.
He worked in child welfare for more than a decade, preparing families to serve children from hard places through foster care and adoption, he has worked in community mental health and non-profit human services, and had counseled in private practice for almost five years. Travis likes walking alongside parents as they develop skills to best connect with their children and provide the home environment that they wish for and know that God desires. He also enjoy working with couples in need of support as they aim to connect and re-connect with one another. And, he has experience working with adults, individually, toward a variety of other goals.
Travis prefers to counsel from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, helping individuals to identify how their beliefs impact their thoughts and feelings about situations they encounter and how all of that results in behaviors or actions that they usually wish were different. From a Christ-centered perspective, he sees his role as a coach or support to help people to evaluate their beliefs, thoughts and feelings, rooted in the truth of God’s word, mapping out a new course and resulting in more desirable responses.