I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master of Science in Clinical Community Counseling and a Post Masters Certificate in Counseling. I have over 20 years of experience working with a diverse population. I have enjoyed providing support to adolescents, young adults, and families. I have experience working in a variety of settings, including school and office settings. I use an eclectic approach to providing therapeutic interventions. I believe that therapeutic interventions and techniques must be tailored to meet the individual’s learning/communication style. Therapy is most beneficial when a strength-based approach is utilized. I believe that an individual’s strengths are used to help develop lagging skills. In my years of experience, I have utilized techniques from a reality therapy approach which helps to acknowledge small increments of success (evidence based). This helps to increase competence in individuals of all ages. Therapy is individualized to help individuals develop and identify their life purpose (spirituality). Of great importance, I believe in modeling the importance of building relationships through communication. I have experience working with stress, anxiety, depression, anger management and issues that involve coping with transitional stages of life. I enjoy reading, spending time in nature, and learning and exploring cultures from around the world.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC1611
Colin is a good man. He’s patient and thoughtful and meets me where I am. I appreciate him and his help.
Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Colin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd