I am a very confident, very optimistic and very patient counselor licensed in Pennsylvania, with over 40 years of helping individuals, couples, families and parents. I've helped parents to assist extremely difficult children, both the young ones and the children who are now chronologically adults; I've helped families with conflicts that seem unbearable; I've helped couples with outrageous relational problems; and I've helped individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders and frustrations related to problems in reaching vocational, spiritual, relational hopes and dreams.
In addition to using an eclectic approach that includes person-centered, solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral therapies for all clients in need, I enjoy engaging clients who are interested in spirituality either in a form of existential therapy that integrates some of the works of Viktor Frankl and Soren Kierkegaard, a 12 step facilitation to encourage recovery in many areas of life, and/or a form of pastoral counseling for clients who desire to include specifics of their faith in how they make progress toward feeling better about their daily walk with God and/or their relationships and their thoughts about the future. I am also both confident and equipped to assist parents and grandparents with specialized parenting techniques to help children who have various emotional and behavioral concerns, including Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD).
For those with other specific needs, I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC), having spent nearly 15 years treating individuals with 12 step facilitation, medication-assisted treatments and co-occurring disorders therapies, and I've worked for more than 10 years helping individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities as well as providing therapeutic support and training for foster and adoptive families.
I look forward to speaking with you about your specific concerns.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC010671 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
I appreciate the video recommendation and the breakdown to date. We have only had one session but it allows me to do some work in the off time that doesn't feel like work but still provides some learning and education, which I like.