Hello! Erwin McIntosh III here, but please call me "Mac." I have been in the helping profession for ten years now. I started out as a qualified mental health specialist and after getting my Master's Degree in Counseling Education, I obtained my License in Professional Counseling in the state of Ohio in 2015. In January of 2021, I became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio which means that I became an independent counselor.
I have worked with a many Clients in a variety of settings including adults in nursing homes, residential homes, and parents of school aged children. I apply motivational interviewing as a foundation for the integration therapy that I utilize to help Clients heal using Person-Centered approach, explore their choices to improve them using Reality Therapy, examine their self-view to improve self-esteem using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and finally address the need to develop peace, mindfulness, and acceptance using Peace and Mindfulness techniques.
By helping the Client heal from trauma, we open the door to new positive thoughts, a new positive mood, and a new outlook which leads to new positive choices. You learn that there is more to your life than the trauma you endured which leads to more balanced self-view and world view. Decisions can now be made from a broader framework based on hope, not pain from a past left behind physically but not mentally or emotionally. "We have to let go of what was, to enjoy what is." "We can't accept new love, if we are clutching to old pain." If you will permit me, I will use empathic listening, motivational interviewing, and integration therapy to help you heal and learn to love yourself.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.2102065
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Erwin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and adhd
I’ve been working with Mac for a few weeks now and I am having a great experience! I appreciate that I feel like he is actually listening to me. He listens in a way that is encouraging and he does a great job of acknowledging and supporting the positive decisions I’m making regarding my mental health. I also love that he sends a summary of what we discussed after our sessions and supporting information. We just started but I am excited about the progress that I will be making
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Erwin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coaching
Erwin had helped me process my current situation and provide another perspective. This has helped me adjust my perspective to be more realistic in response to things outside of my control.
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Erwin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Mac is so amazing, he has awesome advice and some pretty amazing skills. If you’re seeking to change behavior or looking for a new attitude on life then I 100% recommend Mac! Even if you’re going through an awful experience Mac is so understanding and compassionate. He had some amazing strategies to deal with different issues I was struggling with and i couldn’t be more thankful!
Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Erwin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Erwin has been a vital part of my growth and change #builtdifferent
Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Erwin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
After talking with Erwin for a few months. I can proudly say that he has made a great impact on my young adult life. And I’ll continue to contact him for any advice as he is very knowledgeable and a great listener and someone to listen to.
Written on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Erwin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes