Wind and Raven Service
For nearly a decade, I have worked with individuals seeking to distance themselves from problematic behaviors or situations, and in many cases, addiction. Some have come seeking a blend of everything from certified drug and alcohol treatment, to traditional spiritual healing, and first and foremost: transition recovery. My Shamanic work is rooted in Nordic and Celtic approaches, though it shares the base understandings of the oldest spiritual traditions.
With several years’ experience facilitating groups in several of the popular non-12 step, rather self-help, programs, as well as other peer-led, groups, I advance old modes of treatment with an expanded client-informed approach to online addiction recovery and other crossroads in peoples’ lives. No matter the addiction, the attachment, the major life challenge, there is a way. You can find it.
In my more esoteric approach, my experience as both teacher and taught, as High Priestess Chrisy Gray of Rockinwood once told me, in a wide variety of old European and other indigenous traditions provide a backdrop that connects the physical and spiritual world and our conscious and subconscious reality. I do this work remotely or in person, it is vast, can be specific to ceremony such as journey. More details on my
In my own saga with a terminal illness, and later on, with cancer, I know first hand how hard it is to make major changes very quickly. To stop, or start, now.
I seek to expose us to our freedom and our choices. Unlike traditional settings where I guide you through the process, a dynamic conversation develops in which learning evolves. Through identifying what we do and how we choose to look at it, my process connects us to our deeper intentions and fosters empowerment toward unbecoming what no longer aligns with our path, making space for bigger and more lasting change. Connect today and start your healing journey.
MORE: I is a Georgia certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor who has worked in substance abuse recovery since 2015. He is a member of NADAAC, IC&RC, as well as other professional and trade organizations. Additionally, he has maintained a presence as a shamanic practitioner prior to entering behavioral health. He provides online addiction counseling services and other tools to help people better understand themselves and the world. If you’d like to connect, please get in touch!
Beyond his work as a group facilitator and individual counselor in substance abuse recovery and other major life challenges around attachment, he is researching the emerging confluence of cutting edge science and analytical philosophy in search of a new approach to behavioral health foundationally.
Earlier experience included a career as a publisher and journalist for Rivals.com and YAHOO! Sports for 17 seasons where he had an active community of over 250,000 registered users, a podcast, and appeared nationally on sports talk radio from ESPN to Alaska to Sirius Sattelite. During this time, which was largely virtual interaction with people, he spoke at various sports-related events and has maintained a high profile in social media since the late 1990s.
Everything changed with the onset of an eight-year illness that featured liver failure, cancer, and ultimately transplant. He began as a student of — and then began researching, teaching, coaching and later counseling — in both the clinical and esoteric communities as well as with individuals. Following liver transplant in 2019, he took his practice online to WindAndRaven.com which he had been using since 2014 for announcements of events and a blog mostly dealing with spiritual and personal self-care. The mind-body question of belief became the focus of his work.
Aside from the time in the clinical setting of 2015-2018, he has worked exclusively in the online space since 1997 and maintained a close relationship with online communities. An Army infantry veteran and father of four, he studied the history of science, medicine, and the American military, at Northern Arizona and Oregon State universities. He lives by himself outside of Athens, Georgia.
Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (ADACBGA, IIRC), Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NAADAC), Recovery Coach Trainer (CCAR), Recovery Coach (CCAR, INAPS),
SMART Recovery, Seeking Safety, Prime Solutions. SBRIT.
History, Science and Medicine, Oregon State University.