Luke graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota with an MA in Counseling and Psychological Services and is currently working toward his LPCC licensure. Luke is concerned with the power of interconnectedness and interpersonal relationships. He believes identity encompasses everything from sexuality and gender to the roles played in life. He looks forward to hearing each individual's own story they bring into their world and his; eventually expression is key. Luke is also interested in how nature and collective experiences connect us, and various attachment themes throughout an individual’s life.
Luke has an integrative focus in cognitive behavioral and acceptance and commitment methods, emotionally focused and couples therapy, grief and loss, experiential therapies including meaning-making at various stages of life and life adjustments. He is especially interested LGBTQIA identities as well as those identities within autism spectrum, concerns with anxiety, ASD (autism spectrum), parenting (especially young adult fathers), young adult and adolescent issues, masculinity related to anger, sensitivity, bonding, and support, sexuality and attachment. Luke also values expression in a variety of forms including creatively, emotionally, and expression of identity. Expression of stories is a valuable form of externalization and alleviation of symptomatic features. He encourages mindfulness practices, regular self-reflection and observation, a self identifiable meaning making process, and self-strength building skills.
Luke continues to build a strong theoretical orientation and fluid, life-long curiosity to learn, build skills, and help others. He has a degree in history and political science as well as a Master’s in Public Administration. Outside of work, Luke enjoys the outdoors, music, live concerts, staying active, volunteering, time with family and friends, writing, paddling, golfing, cooking, reading, pop culture, and fostering community. Luke is also an avid photographer and writer.
Luke is working under the licensed supervision of Kate West, LICSW while he pursues clinical licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.