I am a mental health professional with experience working in various settings; to include: residential addiction, correctional, community, and school based agencies. Those experiences have been rewarding in the opportunities they have provided for me to facilitate and witness client growth. My view of the therapeutic relationship is that of a process in which the client and the therapist build a therapeutic alliance to: explore and identify areas for improvement, develop goals, and work together realizing those goals and optimizing quality of life.
You, the client, are a full partner in therapeutic relationship. Your honesty and effort is essential to success. If you have or develop questions, concerns, or suggestions about therapy, I expect you to share these with me so that we can make the necessary adjustments.
I hold additional certification as a Telemental Health Certified Counselor (THCC). Teletherapy is a method of delivering mental health counseling and psychotherapy services using interactive technology-assisted media that enables a licensee and a client(s) separated by distance to interact via synchronous video and audio transmission.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Posttraumatic Stress , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #6090 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
LPC #84712 (Expires: 2022-05-31)
I've worked with Dwayne for a handful of months now and I'm glad he was the first match with me as my counselor. I wasn't very confident in BetterHelp at the beginning, but after the first session I decided I wanted to continue. Dwayne made it clear from the beginning that he understood cultural differences and I find that very important that he did to help someone like me. I always leave our sessions with more insight, he calls out my contradictions in a very professional manner and I always look forward to working with him,