Prior to founding Praus Counseling, I served in several corporate and volunteer leadership capacities. Whether leading the Market Intelligence team at EPIS, Inc. or serving as Lieutenant at West Pend Oreille Fire, my service alongside fellow colleagues magnified the importance of the human element. It is from this perspective, of what it means to be human, that led me to establish Praus Counseling. As the owner of Praus Counseling, this vision of what it means to be human is foundational to everything we do.
My primary focus, expertise and experience is working with those who struggle with problematic and maladaptive sexual behavior, sexual addiction, and the accompanying trauma. Additionally, I serve First Responders who struggle with PTSD or other significant trauma. My undergraduate focus was primarily on aberrant and serial offenders and I have experience working with individuals who struggle with a variety of maladaptive and problematic sexual behaviors. My Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling was awarded by Gonzaga University.
I love to spend my free time outdoors. I am passionate about motorcycling, backpacking, rock climbing, swimming, shooting sports and spending time with my wife and 4 children.
My primary focus at Praus Counseling is to serve both adolescent and adult populations who struggle with problematic/maladaptive sexual behaviors. I also work with clients who may struggle with significant depression, anxiety, or symptoms resulting from traumatic experiences.
I am trained in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilize both modalities regularly in treatment. With these therapy methods I help clients reach their personal treatment goals, reduce severity of symptoms, empower, and instill hope.
I was awarded my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Eastern Washington University in 2020. I am member of the American Counseling Association, as well as the National Board for Certified Counselors.
My life outside of the practice is most often spent in the outdoors with my wife and son. We love living in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy skiing, backpacking, camping, fishing, and foraging for morels and huckleberries.
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