Bill Gates' Biography and his Experience!

Bill's Professional Perspective

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     In Bill’s practice, he strives to work collaboratively with his clients, gently supporting and challenging them to realize their most significant potential. He helps clients build on their strengths, and draw upon the abundant resources available to them from within their hearts, minds, and souls. Bill believes in a strength based model, focusing on a person's inner strength.  He offers them his empathy, compassion, insight, intuition, and all of the wisdom he has at this present time in his life. Bill believes successful therapy is predicated on a great therapist/client relationship.  He will get in the trenches with them and is proactive when it comes to offering his clients counsel.  

  His approach is primarily integrative, offering clients a humanistic, approach, that also draws upon cognitive, behavioral, psycho-dynamic, Object Relations, Bowen Family systems, and experiential therapies.

     Bill’s client area of interest primarily is with adults.  This includes individuals, couples, pre-marital counseling and marriage counseling, as well as seeing entire families.  This stems from his belief that some, or possibly many of the problems we have as individuals as connected to our family.  He works with both men and women looking to overcome depression, self-esteem, relational problems, as well as those with a more serious mental health issue.  He does this using a wide variety of therapeutic techniques, and relaxation methods such as Mindfulness, and Bio-Feedback.

   Of particular interest to Bill, an area of personal research, is working with adult men and the problems confronting them today.  Some of the issues associated with this group include a stage of life transition, marital, sexual, and life coping problems, as well as depression and anxiety.  Bill believes men go through painful periods in their lives that impact not only themselves but everyone around them, including their loved ones.  Bill thinks these problems can at times, if left unchecked evolve to severe breakdowns in family relations, or worse.  He also believes they are treatable.  Most importantly, he believes that most of what he knows about working with people he has leanred through the experiences and perspectives he has picked up through other people.  Bill often states he learns every hour of the day, something from every person he comes in contact with.  This knowledge builds his perspectives, and molds his understanding of the human mind and relationships.

    On a personal ​level, Bill spent 26 years serving in the United States military and has a deep personal understanding concerning both military members as well as their families needs, and their struggles.  He is a 100% service connected disabled veteran who has an appreciation for our military members and their families.  Bill has been married to his wife for 37 years, has five adult married children, and is expecting their 12th grandchild.  Both of his sons, his wife, and a number of his sons-in-law have also served for our country.  They have a collective of over 75 years of active duty service their immediate family.  Bill loves cherishes his role as a therapist, and honors all who share their lives with him.  He believes that he is a "play it forward" therapist.  Bill learns every hour of the day and plays forward what he learns from others.  Bill, truly loves what he does, and this will be evident to all who visit with him.  He loves his community of Colorado Springs, and all of the surrounding communities as well.  Whether it is Manitou Springs, Monument, Falcon, Fountain, or Woodland Park, this has been his home for over 22 years, and is also the home of nearly all of his family as well.

Bill's Professional Affiliations

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- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- American Psychological Association
- American Counseling Association
- Colorado Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- Colorado Counseling Association
- Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society
- Psychological Society of Pikes Peak Region
- Life Member Disabled American Veterans

-   Member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. 

Some of Bill's Education and Training

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- Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
- Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, 
- Post Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy 

- Addressing the Psychological Health of Warriors and Their Families: PTSD, Depression, and TBI Certificate of Training From The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

- EMDR and EMDR Related Techniques for Effective Trauma Treatment

- Imago Relationship Therapy Training

- Advanced training in psychopharmacology

- Certificate in Clinical hypnosis 


- Certified Clinical Trauma Professiona