Below is a little about me if you want to know credentials, but what I think is most helpful to know is that I view therapy as a tool that allows me to help other people discover the truth about themselves and their life-systems. This is compassion-based, person-centered, eclectic therapy for real people with real-life issues. I look forward to the opportunity of helping you in the direction you want to go. You've already begun your journey by merely using your courage to reach out and ask. Congratulations!
My personal history of adoption, combined with my decade long experience in the Marine Corps as an Infantry Commander and Administrative Officer, has helped me develop a deep compassion for hurting individuals and families. After leaving the military, I earned my MA, LPC in Mental Health, and I began to focus on trauma and marriage therapy in 2008. I have served in pastoral counseling, prison therapy, clinical practice, and Wilderness therapy for families and adolescents for whom traditional therapy was not enough. I am currently a Ph.D. student in Marriage and Family Therapy with an emphasis in Trauma care. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and am an EMDRIA trained EMDR Therapist. As a former non-denominational pastor, I am also happy to provide faith-based counseling if you so desire.
Outside of helping others, I am passionate about my wife and five children, and I enjoy spending time with them. In my free time, I enjoy participating in outdoor adventures, reading, writing, and filmmaking.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Somatization
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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I cannot express how immensely beneficial each and every session with Tony has been to the rest of my week. We have spokes on a myriad of concerns and Tony has had insight on everything, from mindfulness to adapting during our current pandemic to leadership to finding shows and news that does not increase my anxiety, even rearing my 2 year old!! What I enjoy most is discussing logical reasoning and the psychology about everything . My mornings are atrocious! I awake with such a foreboding sense of doom and gloom and I am astounded that I have begun to feel better. Thank you so very much Tony!!! I would highly recommend him for not only relationships and trauma but virtually anything you encounter in your life.
Written on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Anthony for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
My counselor Anthony listens to me, helps me over come my mental obstacles, and offers sound advice when it comes to my wellbeing! I highly suggest you log onto BetterHelp to help you with any mental or emotional struggles you’re facing! I’m glad I did!
Written on Aug 06, 2020 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Anthony is so helpful! I’ve been in therapy for a long time, and only have been with him for a short while. He’s made a tremendous impact and helped me make big strides in my treatment and healing. He is very responsive so you know your mental health is a priority to him.
Written on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
He is an excellent communicator. He is empathetic, accepting, caring, and kind. Someone you feel like you can trust, because he has so much knowledge and wisdom. He will challenge and help you to become the best you can be.
Written on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Anthony for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management
Anthony is able to bring focus the the issues that are at the root of the problem. He is compassionate and patient.
Written on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Anthony for 3 weeks
Tony is thoughtful, responsive and down to earth. Our sessions have been immensely helpful, and I have practical tools to use in between sessions.
Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Anthony for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and grief