Licensed Professional Counselor
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2304 E. Burnside
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2014
Languages: English, 中文 (普通话)
I see a range of clients. My clients are likely looking for medium to long-term therapy and seeking to make meaning out of their lives. They are likely to be ready to try something new or different in their lives and seeking a bit of support to get there. Typically my clients are from 20-40 years old and struggling with purpose, substance or relationship issues.
Who are you? Where are you going? How to make the most of what you've been dealt? How to cope with the unfortunate situations that are present? How to celebrate the positives?
This lens investigates the words, thoughts and behaviors a client uses. If we can understand and gently shift/change these, there's a chance we'll see larger more sustaining changes.
I tend to build emotional connections to my clients- hoping to mitigate the pain caused by other suboptimal relationships they've had in the past. For other clients this looks like establishing a connection to someone who knows them very well and represents a reflection of their better self which, for one reason or the other, the client is unable to see.
I recognize the unique social constructs and constraints present for a man in our modern society. I encourage my male clients to accept their maleness and work towards a more holistic version of themselves.
We are all in relationship. I work with clients to improve, or increase, relationships. For those I see who in the couple's therapy portion of my practice, we work to understand emotions, increase communication and build skills to work together better.
Many of my clients come seeking counsel, advice or assistance in managing drugs or alcohol. I work with this delicately, as this particular issue is tough to treat. My hope is that we determine some shared goals and start monitoring and working toward meeting them.
I think this is the most common thematic topic for all clients seeking therapy. I try and establish a system where we can work together to envision a desired future and then construct pathways towards realizing that which the client wants.
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