I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have been in the field for 13 years. I currently work as the clinical director of an agency that focuses on preventing children from being removed from their home and placed in county custody for events related to abuse and neglect. In the past, I have worked as a hospital crisis counselor, I have worked at private practices, and I have worked as the clinical director of a school for emotionally disturbed children. I work with children, adults, couples, and families.
I am a fully licensed therapist with a supervisory credential. This means that I have been supervising therapists for almost a decade. Currently, I help therapist utilize effective strategies and interventions to help them prevent disruptions in the homes they serve and I assist therapists in helping parents and children more effectively communicate to each other.
My clinical style is direct and empathetic. I use a number of different clinical strategies and interventions to help my clients achieve their goals. I also have an extensive background in working with trauma. This includes working with individuals who have experience emotion abuse, physical abuse, and neglect. Throughout my career, I have utilized cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy to help individual clients with their various issues and struggles. I believe you are the expert of your life and your family and that my role is to support you and offer guidance. I believe that being allowed to participate in your life is a privilege.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.0800099-SUPV
Its only been a couple of weeks but I’ve really appreciated being able to talk to Justin and he’s really helping me out.
Written on Dec 09, 2023 after therapy with Justin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Justin has helped me through some very difficult times through these past few months. I couldn’t thank him enough really.
Written on Dec 05, 2023 after therapy with Justin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Justin has been great to work with. He's always been easy to talk to, listens well, is very direct with me and doesn't try to sugar coat things but Still comes across in a gentle unswesranding way (I asked him to be very direct with me). 5+ stars.
Written on Oct 13, 2023 after therapy with Justin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Justin is very supportive and practical with his knowledge and expertise. He takes the time to thoroughly understand your situation, and offers suggestions in a nonjudgmental manner. He has been extremely helpful to me and would recommend him to anyone.
Written on Sep 28, 2023 after therapy with Justin for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions
Written on Aug 29, 2023 after therapy with Justin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
I’ve always been skeptical of therapy. There have been some very low points in my life where I went to reach out for help and the therapist just wasn’t there for me. It felt like there wasn’t a connection so it just did more damage by making me feel unheard. Justin however listens. I can’t imagine ever seeing a different therapist because our trust was established and he really does help. He listens and we talk through things as they happen. But he also has opened my eyes to past feelings I never realized I had. I really appreciate him being here for me. Now things are alot better. I’ve been healing and he has helped every step of the way.
Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Justin for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd