About Neil

I received my Master of Education degree in 1988 from James Madison University and my Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1994 from Virginia Tech. From 1988 until 1995 I was an elementary school counselor for Fairfax County, VA where I gained a ton of skills on how to help children and families.

I began my private practice in 1995 at The Arbor Center, a group practice where I honed my skills as a counselor and learned from some of the best in the area. Since 1999, I have practiced independently, focusing on issues with children, adolescents, and adults.


Check out my Counseling page.

Faculty Member

I am a member of the Marriage and Family Therapy faculty at the Virginia Tech Graduate School, where I teach a course on how to work with children, teenagers and their families.

Book Writing

I am author of the book: HomeWork – A Parent’s Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out! I have worked with so many parents that struggle with finding the right level of involvement with their kid’s school work, I thought I would write a book with my ideas and suggestions.