I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the field for over 30 years. In my career I have worked in many different settings with many different populations. I have come to believe that most of us struggle in life due to our environment not fitting us. We do also have a history and that is relevant and critical to where we are at this point in our lives. How we navigate the world we find ourselves in at the present is critical. To be plain we all need to understand our nature. Each one of us has strengths and weaknesses. Depending on the setting sometimes what is a strength in one area becomes a weakness in another. And of course the reverse is also true. I jokingly tell people that we all need to figure out what is our ice cream flavor. I see no reason to contribute to peoples feelings that they have something wrong with them. Or that they are not normal. We simply are healthy in our lives or we feel unhealthy in our own lives. My goal is to help people figure out what will make them healthy. Most answers are right in front of us and they make sense when someone help us see them.
My style is straight forward, but hopefully not rude or cruel. I strive to help everyone feel hopeful and empowered. I will explain in as much detail as desired about why I think the way I do about any issue. People want to feel progress so I attempt to help them move forward as quickly as possible. There is no magic. If whatever i say doesn't make sense then challenge me. My goal is to simple help you meet your goal.
My primary intervention style is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I borrow from many other styles when i feel it is appropriate, but I find that CBT is the most logical framework to best help people.
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Other areas of experience include:
I also work a great deal with LGBTQ issues, Work place issues, PTSD, Military and Veterans Issues. I also work with anger issues, divorce issues, and co-parenting problems. I have seen a lot of things in 30 years. If someone wants to find out if I have worked with their issue and I am comfortable helping them I welcome them contacting me to ask.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
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Jeff has been amazing so far. Love working with him
Written on Jan 07, 2024 after therapy with Jeff for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Great therapist Very helpful
Written on Nov 24, 2023 after therapy with Jeff for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I like Jeff and feel he has my best interest in mind.
Written on Aug 29, 2023 after therapy with Jeff for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Jeff has helped me tremendously in a short amount of time. He definitely doesn't sugar coat things and is straight to the point. I find his methods very effective. Thanks Jeff!
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Jeff for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and adhd
Very informed and great man!
Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Jeff for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
Jeff's done so much for me in so little time, is recommend him to anyone in a similar position as myself.
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Jeff for 3 weeks on issues concerning anger management