We all have hopes and dreams. Sometimes as we pursue them life happens and it is my goal to be a resource to help those who are having difficulties in life to solve their problems, cope with whatever is troubling them, and live up to their full potential. I recognize the importance in deciding if I am a good fit for you so I would like to share a bit about my approach to helping individuals I am privileged to work with.
My career has gifted me with over 10 years of experience in the field working with individuals and families who have had a variety of very different issues. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages and hold both an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor) and provide counseling to help individuals giving them an objective perspective of the problems or situations they wish to resolve.
I base my practice in using an eclectic collection of skills I have acquired over the years working with different people of different ages, cultures, and backgrounds. I believe in using a strengths based approach to helping individuals while focusing on aiding them to develop healthy ways of coping with a variety of issues such as life cycle changes, family dynamics, interpersonal problems, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, co-dependency, and other issues such as trauma. This approach allows me to use many elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, solution focused therapy, and many other classical theoretical orientations in the field of psychology. I am an evidence-based counselor which means that I use therapies that are proven to help people resolve their problems.
It is important to me to recognize the uniqueness of each person and that what may aid one may not aid another, and therefore, when deciding how to help a person to resolve their problems I believe it is vital that they are an active part of the process when deciding how we set goals together moving forward. I would be proud to be a part of your journey as you overcome whatever is troubling you as you progress into the future and overcome your obstacles. I believe in YOU and your ability to build a happy thriving future for yourself.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LPC #5683 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Phoenix is supportive, practical and friendly. It feels like we’re working on stuff as a team. I’ve been very happy with the sessions we’ve had so far.
Phoenix is an awesome counselor. He listens to my concerns and is extremely supportive while also being really relatable. He’s helped me become so much more self confident and is understanding while also helping me break out of negative thought patterns.
I haven’t been with Phoenix that long yet but I feel like he really understands what I tell him and very supportive and has offered me lots of ways to help me work towards my goals.
Phoenix is very perceptive. He listens well and provides great insight. He is down to earth and shows no negative judgment! I would highly recommend him as a counselor!
Phoenix understood what I was experiencing immediately and provides the right level of assurances and guidance that I needed.
Phoenix has been extremely helpful, not only listens but most importantly, understands. Cannot recommend him highly enough.
Phoenix has played such a supportive role in my life. He’s been understanding and always validated what I was going through. He’s provided me with some really useful coping skills and reminded me of them in later sessions. He’s a wonderful therapist who seems to really love his job and definitely shows that he wants to help people. I can’t recommend him enough!
Phoenix is a great counsellor. He is so patient and understanding whenever I am in trouble. He is a friend to talk to when no one is around. Thank you, Phoenix!
Phoenix is very understanding and he is helping me to get to where I want to be. He’s a very professional person. During my journey with him, I have been able to discover things that I did not know or did not accept and he has been a great support within this process, he has encouraged me to be myself and to learn many important things that are key to have a healthy lifestyle.
Being overseas I am very grateful for BH and great people like Phoenix. I have had a handful of counselors over my life now and my time with Phoenix stood out! I always felt respected and like my feelings were valid. Equally as important, I feel like I had plenty of feedback and tools to improve my coping mechanisms, thoughts, and behavior. He provides great knowledge, experience, and innate ability to work with people through difficult times in a way that sets you up for the future. I highly recommend Phoenix as a phenomenal counselor.
Phoenix has been so amazing and helpful and he listens to me on days that I need to just talk it out, and he gives me advice when I need with his honest opinions. Very supportive and tells me what I need to hear and not what I want to hear.
Phoenix is really down to earth. He is a relatable person, and counseling sessions don’t seem so daunting when they are with Phoenix. He helps me with making goals and focusing forward. I look forward to every session.
Phoenix has managed to help me with things I've been struggling with for years. Even things I didn't even realize I struggled with! In a few short months I feel like a new person with his guidance. :)
Phoenix has been an enormous support to me. He is very understanding and knowledgeable and helped me a lot. I appreciated all the worksheets and exercises that he sent as they help you work through everything you’re thinking and feeling. Not only did he give me advice, he also gave me the tools to figure things out myself. I would recommend Phoenix to anyone looking for support!
He’s great! Even if I fail to reach all goals ( I’m not so easy to rewire) I do see a great improvement in my life, in people around me, in my surrounding. Definitely a great Counselor ^w^ Would recommend and won’t ever exchange
Excellent counselor- l feel listened to and supported during some rough times.
I would recommend Phoenix most certainly to anybody wanting some help with anything. His worksheets are amazing, easy to understand, to the point and I love the exercises. It has taught me to be more calm, mindful and more confident in myself. He respects and acknowledges everything I say regarding my life issues. He's very positive and encouraging. I'm lucky to have him as my first counselor on BetterHelp.
So far Phoenix has been a compassionate counselor who seems to understand what my primary concerns are. He is empathetic and is a good listener. I trust that he had my best intentions at heart.
He’s very easy to connect with.
Phoenix is a very understanding and competent counselor. He's helped me develop a lot of great skills and always replies promptly. I'd recommend him completely.
Over the last few months working with him, Phoenix has given me some great life skills. The best part is we go over my worksheet and he gives me tips on how to communicate better. He cares -truly cares about his clients.
Phoenix is patient & understanding and gives very useful tips in handling conflicts and stress management in 2 sessions.
He is very knowledgeable and professional. Easy to talk to and very helpful and on point with solutions and techniques for daily living.
As with all, finding the right therapist is unique to you. That being said, Phoenix is great at what he does and I would recommend him to anyone.
Phoenix has always been there for me. He generally gives positive reinforcement, but is willing to help challenge some of your limiting beliefs or misconceptions about your experiences. The journey I've been on with his support is unbelievable to me. I've grown because of his support and understanding.
Phoenix listens well and gives good advice.
I've only had one session so far, but I can tell he loves his work and loves helping his clients!
Phoenix has been great. I know that during our first session I was a little all over the place trying to explain what was going on. He demonstrated his support with his understanding responses. He sent me worksheets that had tangible steps that I could use during troubling situations. As he received my responses, he would encourage me to share more (if I was comfortable) and he allows me to have a huge hand in how I receive help. That to me is a sign of respect for me as a whole person. I couldn't have asked for a better counselor, at this time.
I was nervous about my first video session with Phoenix but, once I met him, I began to feel very comfortable with him. I was able to open up to him during our first session and he gave me some tools to work at the end of our session. I look forward to my 2nd session with him.
Very helpful and understanding to my specific needs!
I absolutely love Phoenix and BetterHelp. Phoenix always gets back with me in a timely manner and is always caring and understanding. I'm the type that I feel guilty for talking about my problems because u know people have it worse, but he never makes me feel like I'm a burden or bother. Thank you, Phoenix. I owe you and your heart is too big for your own good and I hope you know how much you help me in lifelong struggles of mine. I will forever be grateful if you and better help. It truly is a blessing to have someone to talk to and available all the time and gets back in a timely manner and cares. Simply just cares. Thats all I need.