“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must
be lived forwards.”
— Soren Kierkegaard
holds a Ph.D. degree in counseling in addition to a master’s of science in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations of counseling, psychology, and philosophy, both from the University of North Texas. He is licensed as a professional counselor in North Carolina (#7259) and Texas (#19380). He has worked in private practice since 2002.
Dr. Warren also received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas with concentrations in music, psychology, sociology, and behavioral analysis. Following a successful career as a professional performing and recording musician, he elected to pursue his interests in psychology and psychotherapy. Through the course of his graduate training, he cultivated mentoring relationships with the renowned psychologist-philosopher Ken Wilber and the psychotherapist Michael J. Mahoney.
His extensive clinical training has included cognitive-behavioral/solution-focused techniques in addition to depth-oriented existential and psychodynamic modalities. In addition to clinical work, he has served as an invited adjunct assistant professor in the psychology department at the University of Dallas and as an instructor and clinical supervisor for masters and doctoral students at the University of North Texas.
An accomplished author, his academic activities include a number of national and international presentations, book chapters, and research articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Counseling and Values, Professional School Counseling, Contemporary Psychology, The Humanistic Psychologist, and Constructivism in the Human Sciences. His research interests include: counseling theory and theoretical integration, psychotherapy process and outcome, philosophical foundations of psychotherapy, artist’s issues and creativity, mindfulness in psychotherapy, and the history of ideas and psychological systems. He is married and resides in Chapel Hill with his wife and their three cats.