about me

Hey there! I'm Justin and I teach high-performing millennials how to overcome perfectionism and self-doubt and reconnect with their authenticity.

My Story

When I was a kid, I did my own thing.  Whether it was finding a random stick and pretending it was a magic wand or wearing big blue fuzzy Cookie Monster bedroom shoes everywhere I went, I was foot-loose and fancy free. 

 

I lived in the moment and loved it.  I didn’t give a damn what other people thought.  I was doing ME.  

 

Until one day, I didn’t.  And, the imaginative, fun-loving, creative Justin disappeared. I started turning to other people for advice, measuring my worth based on the opinions of others, and doubting what felt most important to me.  

 

I became one of those outwardly successful people with a lot of letters behind my name, plenty of successes on my resume, and even some fancy titles along the way.   It appeared that I had my shit together, that I was one of the most confident people you’d meet, and that things always worked out in my favor.  

 

In truth, it was the exact opposite.  

 

I suffered from chronic self-doubt, wasn’t able to look myself in the mirror, was paralyzed by the possibility of failure, and unhappy with who I was both personally and professionally.  And, to avoid all of the pain associated with living my life this way, I stayed busy and chased achievement after achievement, hoping that one day I’d finally become the person everyone else thought I was.  

 

But, that never happened.  

 

And I felt pretty miserable because of it.  

 

I woke up every morning asking myself if this “is really how I want to live my life?”  The answer of course being, NO.  Until one day I got to my breaking point.  

 

And, I decided I’d do whatever it took to change.  

 

So after a quick Google search, I bought a couple self-help books and started reading.  And, that as simple and unexciting as it sounds, was the decision that changed the trajectory of my life.  Because for once as an adult, I invited the curiosity and creativity that characterized my childhood back into my life.  

 

I started dreaming again and the Justin that had been locked away for so long, slowly started to emerge.  

 

I started doing things that brought me joy again and I stopped turning to other people for advice on how to live my life.

 

I started playing around with the idea that I didn’t have to perfect all the time.  And, over time I started to cut myself some slack, show myself more compassion, and acknowledge that my personal happiness and fulfillment was just as valuable as anybody else’s.  

 

And, throughout the process, I finally warmed up to the idea of loving myself wholly, even the not so great parts.

 

And, my life has changed because of it.  

 

I no longer need depression and 1500 mg of anxiety meds to function.  I make more money than I’ve ever made, in a business that positively impacts the lives of my clients, and for the first time in my life, I love who I am as a person.  I can sit alone and be comfortable with who I am.  I can show up  as a messy human being without the perfectionistic, hyper-critical voice overshadowing everything I do.  

 

And, I can help you do the same.

 

It doesn’t matter where you are in your life right now or how hopeless you feel, I’ll help you decouple your self-worth from your achievements and reconnect with your authenticity so that you can finally look at yourself in the mirror and love who you see staring back at you.  Because underneath all of the self-doubt, fear, shame, and guilt, you are a powerhouse of love, creativity, and opportunity bursting at the seams.  

 

Click on the button below to learn more about working with me. 

“Dr. Justin has a gift for relating to his clients through shared experiences while keeping the focus on his client and on their progress. He is the ideal person if you are looking for someone to help you become the best version of yourself.”

-Cara. G.

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