As a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people all around the world. I am an active duty veteran who has worked with children, teens, spouses, GS employees, retirees, and active duty service members. With every client, it's my goal to make it a therapeutic collaboration and discover their strengths. How can I help guide them to where they want to be? I focus on a holistic approach through self-care and increased awareness. Self-care through physical activity, proper nutrition, sleep hygiene, meditation, and incorporating hobbies or passions into daily practice. These are not just skills I teach but are a part of my own self-care. I meditate daily whether it be mindfulness, guided, or progressive muscle relaxation. I work out 5 days a week with the intent of challenging myself and getting those endorphins firing. I am cognizant about nutrition and sleep in order to properly recover. I play guitar, write my own music, and love trying new activities. My self-care is crucial to staying centered and being the best possible provider for my clients.
Let's start working on a better you today. It would be my pleasure to come along side you during this journey.
I specialize in the following therapeutic modalities:
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Sleeping disorders
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #099926463 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
With Justen we identified my issues early on and got to working on them straight away, he is a great person to talk too without judgement and I always leave the session knowing what I need to work on and with a great feeling of relief. I matched with Justen because of his expertise in DBT, he sends me regular worksheets which is very helpful as it reminds me too look after myself. I have felt so much better over the last few weeks and I would highly recommend Justen especially if you are looking into DBT.
Justen has a way of understanding.
He can ask you questions you need to understand yourself.
He’s comforting, in a strong way. He keeps you accountable, if need be. Yet, he’s there if you need accountability.
He’s great about getting to know you, if that’s what helps. That being said, he has a GREAT understanding of boundaries/triggers...
I wish (hope) some of my friends have a Justen in their lives.
Justen is amazing and is extremely caring. He listens very well and gives me feedback that I appreciate so much. I’ve always been the type of person who has thought that talking to someone about my problems is a sign of weakness but he makes it easy to talk to him and makes me feel the exact opposite.