Neal graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2000 where he received a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Psychology. He continued his education by earning a Master of Divinity and a Master of Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2005. Since then, Neal held a position at the Center of Drug Free Living as an adult counselor and is currently working in private practice. He has experience leading seminars in the area of adolescent development and Divorce Recovery as well as speaking at week-end retreats. He has also been a youth director for two different organization which has contributed to his passion for working with adolescents and their families.
Neal enjoys working with all types of people and is especially interested in the following areas of counseling: addictions, relationships, gender issues, men’s issues, depression, anxiety, anger and divorce. He also enjoys group therapy where clients have the opportunity to develop community. He believes it is important for his clients to have a safe place to express themselves and process what they are learning with others who are in similar battles.
Neal practices a Relational Model of counseling with an Existential and Object Relations focus. He believes that healthy relationships with honesty and openness are key dynamics in mental health and play a vital role in his counseling.
Neal is married to Jessica and he enjoys relaxing in the mountains and working on his house in his free time. He hopes to one day become a whitewater kayaker, photographer and carpenter.