My name is Eric and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over three years of experience as an individual and group therapist. I have a passion for helping others through compassionate and caring conversations guided by our mutual drive to help the client heal.
My counseling style is person-centered, trauma-informed, honest, and can be described at times as "compassionately blunt." I care a great deal for my clients and treat each individual as capable rather than fragile, which means we will not shy away from addressing the tougher issues that can emerge from our therapeutic relationship together. Once we get to know one another, my clients and I embark on a journey to problem solve using a more solution-oriented and strengths-based approach with the hope that therapy will have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Feedback and positive assertive communication tends to be a part of this process as well.
I tend to laugh often with clients and use humor as a way of coping through challenging times. I also understand what it is like to make mistakes, and I work hard with clients to reshape their identity using the framework that we are all capable of change and coping.
For those struggling with substance use and other addictions, I use a DBT-informed approach with the understanding that each client has important individual needs underlying the behaviors. I believe in the power of replacement behaviors and a positive support network to help individuals coping with addiction in all of its forms.
Originally from outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I now live in Salt Lake City, Utah. In my free time spend as much time outside as possible rock climbing, dog walking, hiking, biking, enjoying music, and reading good fiction.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue Read more...