About My Clients
You have found yourself overwhelmed with uncertainty, worry, fear, sadness or perhaps loneliness. You feel a void with school, work, the relationships in your life and you are beginning to feel disconnected. As a parent, you wonder if your teen will ever be happy again. As a young adult, you question if you are living authentically. As a man, you wonder if you have the capacity to take of yourself and those around you. Regardless of what brought you here, you are ready to change and thrive!
My Background and Approach
I am an LPCC in the state of Ohio and I have 15 years of work experience in community mental health, higher education, private practice and in military Veteran's services. Since 2008, I have been practicing counseling utilizing the following theoretical approaches: Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Family Systems, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. I primarily work with the following populations: Teenagers (and families) who may be depressed, anxious, isolated from peers, having difficulty in school or conflict at home 20 or 30 somethings who may feel lost, disconnected from their surroundings, questioning their identity, trouble transitioning from high school to college or college to the workforce Men who have difficulty managing work and family responsibilities, poor communication skills, difficulty expressing emotion and trouble transitioning in life (i.e. new job, transition out of the military, retirement, death of a loved one, divorce, new parent, etc.)
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe in the strength, knowledge and insight of the client. I recognize that every individual has the capacity to change and thrive. I strive to deliver counseling in a manner that is innovative, accessible, impactful and measurable. I specialize in treating teenagers, young adults and men. While I have experience working with very specific clinical issues (i.e. depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment and transition, relationship conflict and more), I consider the whole person first. My values include: Authenticity-When the client and counselor are able to be their truest selves, counseling is fulfilling its purpose. Empowerment-Change comes when we surround ourselves with people who challenge and support us. Respect-I make a conscious choice to respect myself, my clients and the environment. Purpose-Purposeful action leads to change. Wisdom-Each and every client has wisdom about themselves and the world around them. Multiculturalism-Our differences impact our experience