I became a Chemical Dependency Counselor in 1995 and received my MSW in Clinical Social Work from Ohio State in 2002. I have been a Licensed Independent Social Worker since 2005. I have worked mostly with adults and some teenagers dealing primarily with depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I have a holistic perspective of mental wellness and view counseling and other healthy life choices as a way to achieve personal empowerment and actualization. This includes family of origin work and working to let go of ingrained thinking and behaviors that hold a person back from achieving the quality of life they want and deserve. I am trauma-informed and comfortable working with members of the LGBT community. I also have experience working with grief and loss issues. My primary modalities are Cognitive-Behavioral, Solutions Focused, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Counseling is a client-driven process and is about the issues and concerns the client wants to address and work on.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.0010308-SUPV
PA LCSW CW017979
MD LCSW 28358
He is very courtesy and polite, he tries his best to understand all povs of a situation before giving advice. He was very supportive of healthy decisions and actions to better oneself. I would recommend him to anyone needing a very calm and neutral point of view
Written on Dec 01, 2023 after therapy with Alan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Alan has a wonderful understanding of the big picture of life, and is great at reminding me to see it. Would recommend him to anyone looking to elevate their relationships and address their barriers.
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Alan for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion
Despite having been seeing Alan for only a short period of time, I can confidently say that he is the best therapist I have seen thus far. He is enthusiastic about his work, is a great listener, and confidently offers profesional advice whenever it is needed. He really is everything you could wish in a therapist!
Written on Jun 24, 2023 after therapy with Alan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
A great listener, comprehensive and open-minded, who provides different ways to help deal with your issues.
Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Alan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He's really fantastic! Very helpful straight to the point. I'm getting a lot of great insights by working with him.
Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Alan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Best therapist I’ve ever had. He makes me feel valid, accepted, and supported :))
Written on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with Alan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd