I have 30 years experience as a counselor. I have worked in many different environments including, private practice, local mental health clinics, inpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics.
I work with people to help them be the person they are and become the person they want to be.
I am a real bearded Santa but am not religious. I related to the natural world in a way that I describe as spiritual, although it may not be what most people consider to be spiritual
I served in the US Army both active duty and National Guard. I am a Vietnam Veteran with a total of 23 years service. I was a MFLC and worked with active duty soldiers and airmen for several years mostly at Fort Bragg but other facilities as well.
I am married, have four children and eight grandchildren.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C007073
VA LCSW 0904004829
Preston is awesome. Great listener and he works in mysterious ways. I was expecting homework and exercises and instead he gave me concepts to look up and YouTube videos to check out and random quotes and as I look back after 4 sessions I’ve made a ton of progress. He’s been amazing to work with. Down to earth and he’s got so much life experience he can really make you appreciate the small things. Would definitely recommend
Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Preston for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Very professional and good listener
Written on Jan 27, 2024 after therapy with Preston for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, coping with life changes, and adhd
Preston is 100% honest and genuine
Written on Jan 21, 2024 after therapy with Preston for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Preston is the best therapist I have had in all the years I’ve sought out help. He has this incredible ability to help you open up without it being an interrogation. In the last few months I have felt that I am able to focus and have conversations without getting overwhelmed or having anxiety. He’s helped me build my confidence and taught me that I AM IMPORTANT.
Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Preston for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I’ve been on Better Help for a couple of months and my therapist has given me resources as well as the confidence to rebuild my self image. I’ve also joined in on some support groups. Sharing my feeling a and experienced and being able to relate to others has really helped me build compassion for myself and others. Now I feel more in control of the situations in my life and I feel like I can handle them with care instead of acting impulsively. Thank you Better Help, and thank you Preston Page. Keep up the great work!
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Preston for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Preston is a calm and good listener. I appreciate our talks and the insight he provides. :)
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Preston for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd