It is not success that builds us, but how we handle adversity that creates character.
Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in California with approximately 15 years of experience in Chemical Dependency, Addictions and psychotherapy. In all that time I have met numerous people walking different paths and living different experiences in life. There is no one size fits all in therapy, each of us is an individual, worthy of the dignity and respect that comes with our own lived story.
I utilize a strengths-based approach in a non-judgmental and safe environment.
I describe my technique as Rogerian and Client focused. I utilize Cognitive-Behavorial Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment approaches.
I look forward to hearing from you. Come, let us walk the path together for now.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CA LCSW 81193
PA LCSW CW023130
In our short time together, Justin is helping me open my eyes much more and at this stage is very helpful and appreciated
Written on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Justin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I’ve only had a couple of sessions with Justin to date, but my experience thus far has been very positive. Justin processes a very warm, calm, and receptive demeanor. He’s attentive and continues to follow up throughout the week between sessions (very thoughtful). In addition, he will provide material relevant to our discussions for me to consider in between sessions. Overall, I would recommend Justin, and look forward to continuing our talks.
Written on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Justin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue
Justin seems to be very perceptive and in-tune to what tools I need to make the changes in myself that I am looking for .. he has been very helpful!
Written on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Justin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management
Justin goes above and beyond to help you. His advice and insight have been such a tremendous help. I'm in a far better place thanks to his insight and wisdom. He cares so much about helping you. I'm truly blessed to have him as a therapist.
Written on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Justin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd