With 10+ yrs. as a licensed therapist and 15+ yrs. working in the human services field, I have assisted many individuals, couples, and families through life’s challenges. I have extensive experience working in a variety of settings. Settings have included private practice, non-profit organizations, in-home therapy, therapeutic group homes, and juvenile & adult detention centers. In each setting, I’ve assisted clients through life’s positions that are not planned on being in, and yet find ourselves in.
I believe in a holistic approach to wellness in which a healthy mind, body, and soul lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. I look to strengthen the core of each individual and couple to be able to strive, not just survive, through difficult moments. I provide tools and resources for short-term and long-term growth. The hardest and yet one of the more alleviating steps a client can take is the first step to reach out. As a partner in the therapeutic process, I meet each session with support and commitment.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #LPC20644 (Expires: 2022-11-30)
LMHP #4207 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
I’ve only had 2 sessions with Ian and he has truly been able to understand me. He makes me feel very comfortable telling him what’s going on (I’m rather untrusting otherwise) and really making me feel heard. He has already been able to help me and make me realize what’s going on in my own head. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a little help. I am excited for his help and although I don’t like to talk about what hurts me, he makes it easy to see that there is an end to this and he will help me get there. Often it feels like I will be like this forever but Ian has helped me see that I don’t have to live like this, I can be happy.
I haven't worked with Ian very long, but he seems to be a very caring and kind individual! His heart is in the right place, and he's been very helpful to me so far!
Timely, right on target, intuitive, insightful.
Ian does a great job of balancing listening and providing tools and insight to help live a better, healthier life
Ian is incredible and would highly recommend him.
After two weeks I feel like Ian understands me more than other counsellors who I've met with face-to-face ever did.
Very professional individual that knows how to talk to you during therapy
I haven't worked with Ian for long, but he's very flexible and accommodating and is down to easily cater the therapy sessions to your needs. I really appreciate that hes also action and goal oriented but in a low pressure way so you feel like you have stuff to look forward to that makes you feel better about yourself and the steps you are taking in life. He is easy to talk to and I look forward to working together more.
I appreciate Ian's help a lot... As I have been in a dark hard place for some time and so I'm happy to take this first step on seeking a counselor / Therapist to dig in deeper and help me understand these issues I have been battling with. It has not been easy. I hope to be able to build the tools and better understanding of where all of this stems from. We are still in the first steps and so I think I need more time to be able to give a better answer to this. But i am willing and very eager to dive in deeper and do the work/changes/acceptance for me to move on and grow. I need to become a bit more confident and stable to be able to achieve my goals—get past a bad break up/heartache and find a sustainable job/work).