I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 15 years of professional work experience across ages and modalities. Beyond my counselor's training, I expect to complete my PhD in Clinical Psychology by end of 2023. My collective training in mental health is vast and includes providing services to children (foster care), adults, couples and families, law enforcement, elite athletes (NBA and NFL), VIP's, executives and veterans.
In addition to my academic training, I also offer unique perspectives to my counseling as a man of color, as a Marine Corps veteran, as a retired blue-collar worker and as a father of two beautiful men (now in their 30’s). I mention these experiences because I want men to know that I care about what they experience at work, military or at home. I understand that many times our roles in life can get in the way of really living. And because many men grow up without a father in a culturally complex world, figuring it out on your own can be truly bruising.
Still, most of my clinical experience has been working with women, who are the typical first line of defense in single-parent homes. Here is where I have gained most of my experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. Philosophically, I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: First Responder Issues, Infidelity, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method
NY LMHC 005286
AZ LPC LPC-21931
Great listener. Very supportive and encouraging
Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Carlos D. for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management