Thank you for taking time to learn a little about me. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional with over 25 years of counseling experience in clinical, private and educational settings. I practice Client-centered therapy. For those who are unfamiliar with Client-centered therapy it is based on the practice that the CLIENT is best able to decide what to explore and mark as a goal of treatment. I empower all my clients without compromising empathy. Whatever the reason any individual, couple, or family comes to me, I challenge their skillset to solve problems and restore resolve; not simply provide short-term solutions. The first step to achieve this is to build a rapport with essential empathy and unconditional positive regard. I believe in relationships. Seems a little elementary but one's physical, mental, and overall wellness is dependent on relations that we have with each other. No matter how large or small one's family is, and/or social circle we were all meant to establish and grow relationships. No level of true self-reflection would escape this fact. I witnessed this to be true in all of my clients as with myself. I currently reside Central Florida with my wife, son, and three daughters. As a family we enjoy an active lifestyle supportive of one another and the family dynamic. I welcome the opportunity to work with you, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
Client's can expect to feel at ease following each session. This 'release' occurs because the client sense of optimism is restored and strengthen after each session. Clients will feel a true collaborative effort with me, working within the framework of the treatment plan that again is Client-centered.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My strength as a therapist is being able to support the wants and needs of the client. I may have a way of solving certain things for myself but every client is different. Recognizing that each client has different skill sets based on personality and their life experiences is vital. I think never of "what would I do" rather how can this particular individual get what they want.