Hi! My name is Jay and through personalized treatment, I help individuals access authentic emotional awareness and guide them toward true healing, I am a licensed clinical social worker and therapist who has been providing mental health services directly to people for over 20 years. In addition, I was working in the mental health field for 3 years before earning my Masters's Degree in Social Work, making it 27 years in the profession of directly helping others. I have worked successfully with clients of all ages who presented with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, stress, ADHD, relationship issues, struggles with parenting, substance use and abuse, career and job issues as well as survivors of trauma such as abuse and neglect. My therapy style tends to be warm, supportive, flexible, relaxed and can easily be adaptable to whatever you feel is important to you. I treat everyone with the utmost respect and consider myself to be very compassionate towards others. My approach tends to be eclectic and is a blend of several styles, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, humanism, strengths-based and mindfulness, with unconditional support serving as the common foundation. I know that it takes courage and strength to look inwards and consider making a shift in any part of your life and I appreciate your willingness to do so, and it's important to know that you do not have to do it alone. I would welcome and greatly appreciate the opportunity to help you meet your specific needs and improve your life experience. I look forward to meeting and working with you!
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
I tailor sessions to your specific needs and create treatment goals with diligence and an eye on your unique circumstances. I prefer to collaborate in a partnership with you in which you feel supported and validated before, during and after each time we meet.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues.