I began working in the field at a VA Hospital Indiana psychiatric unit at the age of 18. My official first mental health job was at a psychiatric inpatient unit in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1977 when I was 22. From there I was hired at the local mental health center and worked the next 40 years. I was the manager of Inpatient services for 5 years, and then managed a rural satellite office in Indiana I began my private practice in the early 2000's with a psychiatrist until 2018 when the psychiatrist closed the practice. I retired in from my job of 40 years the same year but have continued to do private practice under my own Limited Liability Company. I have conducted Critical Incident Stress Debriefing with police officers and other first-responders , teachers, fellow therapists, and other groups. My specialties include, trauma counseling, grief work, family and couples work, anxiety disorders and depression. Since the pandemic began I have done Telehealth services from my home and in the private practice office.
I enjoy being a therapist because I feel it was the path I was meant to follow.
I work with adults only in Better Help. I enjoy providing Therapy on Better Help because it gave me the opportunity to continue my work as a therapist. I hope I can continue my career for many years to come.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IN LMHC 39000573A
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In the very first session I had with Art, I knew I was going to enjoy having him on my side. He’s been wonderful helping me work through the issues I came to BetterHelp for. I would highly recommend him!
Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Arthur for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management
My therapist is very invested in my well being as a patient and as an individual . This means a lot to me .
Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Arthur for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
When I started better help I really need to have some hope and regain my balance etc, everything felt chaotic and I couldn’t see how can I get myself get better.
Art is so easy to speak to and also very experienced and knowledgeable.
He is also very empathetic and understanding.
Right away I felt hopeful and that is what I needed the most at the time.
And more I see him and contemplate and try new skills I learn that also make me feel more positive and empowering.
I am so grateful
Written on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with Arthur for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd