I hold two master's degrees in counseling psychology and ministry, along with a bachelor's degree in psychology. I spent three decades in full-time ministry, and about the same amount of time in outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment. I spent 7.5 years community behavioral health, including management, and five years in children's protective services as an in-home services worker. While back in the ministry for a period, I served on the board of directors for the local community mental health center. These experiences provided a wide variety of exposures to multiple facets of mental health treatment. One segment involved the initiation of an intensive outpatient program at the community mental health center. I have also just concluded five years part-time as the Mental Health Consultant of the Roswell Job Corps Center.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, 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, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NM LPCC CCMH1501
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Ronald has been a great help in my healing journey; he understood the complexity of my situation and provided me with of all the support and tools I need at the time being. I highly recommend working with Ronald and I am grateful to him.
Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Ronald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coaching
Amazing at his role as a therapist. He is hands down one of the most professional and insightful people I have ever spoken with. He has a lot of life experience and wisdom which I find very helpful. 11 out of 10 stars for Ronald!
Written on Dec 18, 2022 after therapy with Ronald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes
Ron is a wonderful therapist and he does a great job at listening and providing a different perspective or adding something thoughtful to my sessions.
Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Ronald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I am lucky to have Ron as my therapist. He is kind, empathetic and accepts me for who I am and how I present myself.
Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Ronald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with