Hello! My name is Clarence, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor with over 9 years of experience providing therapy services. I have worked in many therapeutic settings, including inpatient adolescent drug and alcohol care, partial and intensive outpatient care, intensive home-based care, and outpatient services. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, and relationship challenges from individual, group, and family work.
My approach to therapy is client-centered: clients are the experts in their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs.
Outside my work, I am a full-time doctoral student focusing on community care and counseling, specializing in pastoral counseling. As a Christian, I attend church and try to live a life that pleases God. I enjoy reading, hiking, canoeing, camping, walking, star gazing, and just about anything outside. I have a wonderful wife and four grown children. We also are blessed to have two wonderful dogs, Tucker and Bella, and our “purrfect” cat Chloe!
I look forward to working with you, and together, we can begin the process of becoming the you that you want to be!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy
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