Exceeding Expectations One Client at a Time
In 2002, I began studying for my Master of Arts in Counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and finished in 2004. My experience there was unique, because as one would imagine, discussing spirituality as it relates to mental health was commonplace. Further, the faculty took more interest than in our educational development, but also our spiritual and mental health. This approach prepared us to be well rounded and prepared to serve in the therapy office.
From 2005 to 2016, I specialized in the treatment of addictions. Treatment locations included private practice, a an academic level one trauma center, a halfway house for substance use disorders, and an intensive outpatient program for substance use disorders. At the trauma center, I saw patients alongside trauma surgeons, and provided them and their colleagues, including nurses, with education. Venues for such educational events included a statewide trauma symposium and multiple grand rounds. As an active member of the bioethics committee, I provided insight to an influential group on the facts of addiction.
When I was a high school freshman, a teacher inspired me to be the best at whatever I chose to do with my life. At that point, I thought I wanted to be a biologist and first had my dreams of completing a PhD in biology. However, upon taking high school biology, I decided to look elsewhere! It was my high school psychology class that caught my attention, as it helped to answer why people do such interesting things!
In 2011, I finally began my dream of earning a PhD. Because my masters degree was not from a school accredited by my profession, my PhD had to be, and yet I was not willing to move. And, there were no accredited PhD programs close enough for me to attend while continuing to work alongside trauma surgeons. That left one option: Regent University. It was at Regent that my integration of spirituality and mental health treatment solidified academically. My dream came to fruition in 2016 when I officially became “Dr. Maynard.”
In 2016, I concentrated my practice on the treatment of men and the trauma they have suffered.
If you are interested in understanding more of my work, you can view my curriculum vita here.