I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of involvement with the mental health field. I have 19 years of experience at the independent practice level of licensure. I am currently working with clients in Texas. I have worked with a wide variety of client problems including: depression, PTSD, personality disorders, parenting, dysfunctional childhood issues, anger issues, and dissociation. I have helped individuals cope with psychotic symptoms. I have helped individuals deal with spiritual issues, even though I do not focus on religious beliefs and I don't consider my work to be "Christian counseling."
My style is warm, compassionate, flexible, and respectful. I take a non-judgmental approach to client problems. My approach is influenced by the person-centered therapy developed by Carl Rogers. I have also been influenced by psychodynamic ideas, but I am not primarily a psychodynamic therapist. I have been influenced by the work of Milton Erickson, who was primarily known for hypnotherapy, but I seldom use hypnotherapy per se. Milton Erickson and Carl Rogers held in common the belief that the client has the solutions inside, and the therapist helps them find the solutions that are right for the client, so I rarely use advice giving except in emergency situations. What I think is the best advice possible, may not be the right answer for the client. I use continual observation and continue to evaluate the situations, so that I don't form an opinion about the problems and refuse to modify that opinion as the therapy progresses.
I feel confident that I can help you find the answers and the changes that you are seeking. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 61662
TN LCSW 4674
Dwight is a great listener and offers carefully considered thoughts. His methodical approach to his delivery of words is a welcome addition to my fairly neurotic mile-a-minute brain.
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Dwight for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
This is being written after our first session, but so far he has been excellent at rapport building and I look forward to connecting with him more.
Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Dwight for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Dwight is very easy going and its nice to be able to honest about things.
Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Dwight for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Never did therapy before and never believed in it until I met Dwight. Very understanding and easy to talk to. 10/10
Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Dwight for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, anger management, and adhd
Dwight is very kind and made me feel very comfortable in my first session!
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Dwight for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management
Thank you very much.
Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Dwight for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue