I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. I operate from several treatment including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). I Received my Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling and chose to obtain an additional specialty in Sexual Orientation. I am able to work with individuals and couples/relationships both straight and LGBTQ as well as monogamous and polyamorous for a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns. I currently work in an agency that specializes in the recovery model, which helps our patients set goals for their own lives and functioning and then systematically remove barriers to those barriers that are related to mental health impairment. I endorse this philosophy.
Philosophically I believe that people are not defined by their mental illness or diagnosis and I work hard to help those I work with find the freedom they seek to have the life they want. I have experience working with individuals who suffer from depression, Anxiety and phobias, addiction/substance abuse, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, trauma, personality disorders, recovering from infidelity, sexual functioning concerns (all gender identifications) as well as those considering gender reassignment surgery.
- Intimacy-related issues
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMHC #008305 (Expires: 2020-10-31)
It’s been great!
Demire is the most understanding person I have ever communicated with. He's helps me make sense of things and guides me through the most challenging times.
Demire has done in two sessions what I would’ve taken years to get through on my own. Even if you’re worried about counseling he’s a complete joy to work with.
Great professional to talk with.
From the get go I felt comfortable opening up to Demire and having a running dialogue. It felt like I was talking to friend rather than a counselor, someone who would not judge me and just gave me the space to express what I was feeling.