Professional Counselor Associate
Professional Counselor Associate, NCC, CRC
Supervisor: Joel Lane, PhD, LPC, NCC
Life can leave us feeling hurt and defeated. Even with our best efforts, we sometimes need help to feel better. Fortunately, counseling can offer relief by accessing powerful inner strengths, improving attitudes, and retaining balance, so that you can live and feel your best possible self.
4900 SW Griffith Dr, Ste 273
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2019
ACT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that works by changing how people relate to their thoughts, in turn affecting feelings and behaviors. Goals include advancing emotional flexibility and minimizing negative associations. ACT also has a strong mindfulness component that promotes tolerance of the present moment versus avoidance/perseveration, setting the stage for transformative growth.
The existential approach to therapy acknowledges the realities of existence while at the same time helping people feel more present, autonomous, and secure in their situation. Goals include better managing anxiety and establishing/maintaining meaning in one's life. These are accomplished through reflecting on difficult subjects, clarifying values, and enacting choice.
Discovering what spirituality means personally often feels awkward, daunting, or conflicting, especially in people having experienced invalidation and judgement for their beliefs or inherent qualities. I respect each person’s authentic self, and strive to be an objective, encouraging companion in the exploration process while you learn or come to accept the role of spirituality in your life.
Traditional, fixed ideologies of manhood & masculinity are embedded in our makeup from birth and give rise to issues that impact relationships, self-concept, & life satisfaction. In treating such issues, I aim to help men gain awareness/insight into their problems & achieve broader, more fulfilling life experience by utilizing mindful self-compassion, reality therapy, & nonviolent communication.
Substance use disorders are often difficult to treat due to their complex and recurring nature, commonly held misperceptions, and evolving data. My approach works on addressing the unmet need driving one’s behavior through reality testing, existential exploration, and self-compassion. It aims to destigmatize these conditions and impart practical tools that foster personal growth.
Anxiety serves as a protective factor that warns of possible danger. However, when experienced excessively, anxiety is frequently devastating/debilitating. Fortunately, several effective modalities can provide relief. My therapeutic approach aims to help people gain mind-body awareness, employ coping skills, and bolster their self-concept by utilizing ACT, CBT, and compassion focused therapy.
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