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About Doc B

● Over 30 years experience in the mental health and substance use professions culminating i
n a private practice providing both mental health treatment and substance use treatment in my own a state licensed facility.
● Doctorate in Sociology - PHD - from Kent State University, with specialties in Mental Health, Social Theory, and Social Psychology. 

● Licensed Master Social Worker —LMSW- having received my MSW from Topeka's very own Washburn University and being licensed in the State of Kansas. 

● Licensed Addiction Counselor—LAC,  in the state of Kansas.  

● Certified in Morita Therapy - CMT - a traditional Japanese psychotherapy. I received my education and certification in Morita Therapy from one of the world's most renowned masters in Morita Therapy - Doctor Brian Ogawa.   

● Post-Doctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, & the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

● Published, taught & conducted research at the university level, in the area of mental health,  addictions and social psychology for over 25 years. 

● Personal experience in overcoming  addictions, and living with chronic illness & pain.  

● My wife and I have been married for over 20 years & are parents to more than 30 children – foster, adopted & biological. We currently live in Topeka with six ―lovely children at home.