Licensed Clinical Social Worker
If you feel stuck, alone, overwhelmed or confused, talk therapy can offer a way forward.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2015
Are you ready to commit to being the person you want to be? Are you ready to leave your reservations behind on your path to becoming your authentic self? Using ACT, I can help you chart that path, combining existential techniques with proven lessons from cognitive and behavioral research.
Solution focused therapy is one of the fundamental techniques underlying the social work worldview. Therapy is often at it's most effective and efficient when it is built around goal-setting, identifying your strengths, and breaking down a problem into manageable steps. Once you start checking items off your list, you will realize that you have the strength to overcome the seemingly overwhelming.
While the current vogue is to combine cognitive and behavioral therapies into one school of thought, I see them as two fundamentally different techniques that work powerfully together. Cognitive therapy helps us modify our reactions by reexamining our fundamental assumptions. And behavioral modification is a way of tracking and rebuilding the activities that make up our lives.
'Men's issues' is a broad umbrella. Men often face overlapping issues such as chronic anger, role strain, dysfunctional stress-management strategies, sexual performance issues, social isolation, and difficulty finding healthy and satisfying outlets. I have experience sorting out these issues and connecting you with your power and intention.
Gaming, internet, and media addictions of all kind are becoming a defining feature of the challenges of modern living for people of all ages and levels of functioning. I understand these challenges and I can help you develop a behavioral plan to change the way you use technologies to better suit your long-term goals in life.
Anxiety can be a huge challenge that can feel insurmountable, but fortunately it is also one of the mental health issues that responds the best to therapy and concerted efforts on the part of the sufferer. I have experience implementing exposure therapies in a gradual and supportive way that can help you face your fears safely.
Bipolar disorder is often a lifelong challenge, but it can be managed successfully, and it does not have to be a barrier to happiness or success. Outside of medication management there is a great deal that the individual can do to institute a healthy routine, monitor symptoms, and compensate for temporary impairments. I can help.
Attention Deficit Disorder can strike at any time of life, and often compensation techniques that worked well earlier in life can break down when the challenges of career and family place ever increasing demands on your time, energy, and focus. Society often labels people with attention issues as 'lazy' or 'unreliable', making it feel even harder to feel valued and capable. I understand your needs
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