I am an individual and family counselor licensed in the state of Missouri. I have over 15 years of experience as a clinical therapist in both inpatient and outpatient settings along with treating both adolescents and adults. Over the years I have worked with individuals, both adolescents and adults, with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, behavior modification, relationship issues, and anger management just to name a few.
My counseling style is welcoming and adaptive. I strive to treat individuals with respect, compassion, and a holistic approach without judgment or bias. I may not always tell you what you want to hear, but will always remain committed to telling you what you need to hear. I will always work to have our communication and treatment expectations adapt to you as an individual and your specific needs.
It is never the easiest thing to take the first step towards change and humbling ourselves. With that in mind, I am here to help be a guide, coach, teacher, cheerleader, and a library of tools to help you tackle whatever life may throw at you.
I look forward to working with you.
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Post-traumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #2021028323 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
I have made a great deal of progress with CJ and I am happy that he is willing the help me with my problems.
CJ is highly empathetic and very competent in helping me walk through the issues that I am currently facing. He is also very professional and ready to help me challenge some of the thought patterns that are engrained in my way of being, but are not useful. Overall, a huge thanks to CJ for helping me!
CJ is attentive and easy to talk to, he made me comfortable from early days
I am very comfortable talking to CJ he makes it easy to open up explain my situation without feeling embarrassed. He show empathy at time which goes along way
So far Colby has been great to work with!
CJ is a great listener, he provides a lot of insight and has helped me a lot to understand what I need and has helped me analyze my trail of thoughts. He is very easy to talk to and I feel very comfortable with him as my therapist.
CJ is an excellent counsellor and very knowledgeable. He has great insights, relatable anecdotes, supportive / nonjudgmental and is a great friend to lend an ear. Would certainly recommend his services any day of the week.
CJ is awesome! He listens, is open minded, understanding, and personable. He gives great advice/direction. Very grateful for his experience, and relatability!
I was extremely dubious about starting therapy in general, let alone alone via an app. I went to start with BetterHelp 3 times and backed out, until one day I knew I had no other choice than to seek help.
I was quickly matched with CJ and honestly at first, I had no expectations whatsoever. I'd left therapy feeling very let down in the past, so I was somehow expecting to feel the same this time around too. However, after my first session with CJ I knew that I had been matched to the best fit for me. He takes an extremely positive, open-minded and supportive approach and tells you what you need to hear whilst taking your own character into consideration. In just three sessions I've realised so much more about myself and opened up about so much more than I have ever done before. I've gone through three months of therapy in the past and not even got close to this many promising realisations and conclusions. Some things have been really hard for me to say, and I think they're things I never thought I'd say out loud, as previously I still felt as though my therapists would judge me. This time, however, I knew I wouldn't be judged, and I wasn't.
I never thought I'd laugh about the way I feel, or that I could even see "my issues" in a positive light. I find it extremely easy to take on board what he's saying and I feel he's taking me in a very positive direction. Thank you CJ!
Transparent and real. Insightful even with a little information.