Jared earned a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, and has additional counseling training from the Christian Counseling & Education Foundation (CCEF). Through professional training and personal experience, Jared has grown to see how God’s grace changes us from the inside out, and he wants to be a part of helping people experience lasting change in life.
As a Pastoral Counselor, Jared focuses primarily on:
Marriage Counseling – helping couples navigate through challenging times, working together to cultivate a healthy and enduring marriage.
Pre-marital Counseling – helping couples establish a strong foundation for their future marriage, guiding discussion through key aspects of married life (friendship, intimacy, communication, conflict, expectations etc.)
Depression – helping individuals who are experiencing pervasive sadness in life, cultivating hope and direction in practical ways.
Anxiety – helping individuals who face difficult struggles with fear & worry, moving towards greater freedom from paralyzing anxiety.
Relationship Struggles – helping individuals navigate through challenging relationships in life, increasing in self-awareness, and growing in love for others.
Spiritual Direction – helping individuals cultivate a stronger relationship with God and deeper connection with Christian community.
Jared has been married to Kaitie for 10 years, and she continues to be his best friend, greatest ally, and scrabble arch-nemesis. She is an incredible mom and highly gifted photographer. They have two young boys who make them laugh, cry, and realize they are in way over their heads. Jared also serves as an Assistant Pastor at Resurrection Presbyterian Church in Athens.