Hello and welcome to my profile! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia for almost 30 years (since 1993) working in all areas of Mental Health. I’ve worked with foster-care families as well as with families who had children with various developmental disabilities. In addition, I have worked with geriatric clients residing in Assisted Living Facilities. In between these two populations, I have also worked in psychiatric hospitals, acute Mental Health outpatient facilities, Alcohol and Drug outpatient facilities as well as both jails and penitentiaries with clients who had both addictions and mental health issues ranging from Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Major Depressive Disorders, just to name a few. I have extensive experience working with clients with both relationship and self-esteem issues, along with being an Adjunct Professor of Psychology for twelve years. My approach to therapy is always “Client-Centered” which means that I meet you where you are and assist you in identifying your stuck points and your goals that YOU want to accomplish with therapy. Remember, this is your life and not mine, therefore only you know what is best for you! As your therapist, my role is simple and yet complex – to hold up a mirror and allow you to identify both your needs and wants and assist you in developing the best course of action for you to take with the least amount of resistance. By the way, I do give homework assignments and completion is critical to your therapeutic progress. Come – take my hand and let us walk and talk together for a little while, because there is indeed a bright and shiny light at the end of your tunnel!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
GA LCSW CSW001614
Jerry is great.
Written on Sep 01, 2023 after therapy with Jerry for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Jerry is a like friend, therapist, and cool dad all in one. He gives it to you straight but with a gentle touch and holds you to it. Also can tell when you’re regressing and helps keep you realize that the “journey” is beautiful and can be messy but it’s all part of the journey.
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Jerry for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
I've had 1 session with Jerry and found it very useful. Thoughtful and sincere discussion!
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Jerry for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and coping with life changes
Simply amazing and sincere gives very helpful advice!
Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Jerry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Great guy. Had revelations on the first session! Highly recommend.
Written on Apr 22, 2023 after therapy with Jerry for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and anger management
I’d recommend Mr. Jerry to anyone. He is full of wisdom and has such a calming presence. I truly appreciate him.
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Jerry for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue