Greetings and Salutations,
My initial objective is to provide my client with some relief. My primary objective is to empower my client. Both processes begin with meeting the client where they are on their current life journey while building rapport with client-centered therapeutic techniques. I appreciate and respect that every client is different. As a result, we work as a team to collaborate on their dreams, goals, desires, and objectives as well as on the way, equipping them with the tools for autonomy and self-reliance. Initially, some clients may be unclear about these items. I use this as an opportunity for guidance and insight based on their personality and current situation. I utilize personal and professional experiences and proven therapeutic techniques like CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and more as vehicles to get the client to their desired destinations and beyond.
My grandmother would say to me as a child, “you don’t choose a profession a profession chooses you.” While my grandmother wasn’t right about everything, (wouldn’t say that to her face), the human services field definitely choose me. In 1986 my high school had a human services concentration which I majored in, and I have been perfecting my craft ever since. The road to becoming a Licensed Professor Counselor was circuitous. This road has proven to be not only necessary but also priceless. I completed my graduate work in 2005. Since then I have worked in a dual diagnosis and inpatient substance abuse facilities. I counseled at-risk teens and their families while maintaining a private practice. These experiences had prepared me to provide services for our military and family members. I have been working as a Military Counselor for the past ten years not only in the United States but also abroad in Europe and Asia. I have successfully dealt with depression issues, relationship issues, grief issues, weight loss and management issues, communication issues, trauma issues, LGBT issues, adjustment issues, teen issues, sleep issues, substance abuse issues, and trauma-related issues. I am confident that my desire, skill set, experiences, and dedication will allow me to effectively assist you in accomplishing your goals, dreams, desires, and objectives.
When we start and finish this therapeutic relationship, you can count on me to be non-judgmental, reliable, honest, professional, responsive, humorous and totally dedicated to the counseling process.
Thanks in advance for choosing me.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression Read more...
LPC #02556 (Expires: 2022-04-30)
LPC #010682 (Expires: 2020-09-01)
LPCC #245141 (Expires: 2020-12-01)
Roy is one of the few counselors I've ever worked with who really made me feel better. He's a great mix of both empathetic but also very direct in his coaching. My relationship with him feels like the good relationships I've had with teammates or coaches in sports - he demands accountability and my response has been a drive to live up to what he challenges of me. I am very grateful that I was paired with Roy.
I recommend better help all the time
I have seen a couple therapists previously and Roy has offered more insight and useful advice than anyone else. He listens and offers multiple ways for you to work through things and I'm learning while I'm healing.
Roy has been super helpful, kind, and eager to assist me with the things I'd like to work on.
I feel like the better help process was simple, convenient, affordable and effective. I feel like I was well matched with someone who is very effective.
Roy is wonderful! He’s soothing and gives me wonderful technics to concur my trauma.
One of the best counselors I have ever worked with.
Roy is wonderful. He’s kind, considerate, and respectful. He listens to me and provides respectful feedback. He’s supportive of my efforts and never pushes me beyond my limits, but still manages to encourage me to move beyond my comfort zone. I cannot recommend him more highly!
Roy initially had a friendly face and friendly voice. The wisdom and understand that he exudes is exactly what I was looking for when I found this program. I feel heard and that my opinion and my life issues are important. I also feel like I've been helped by his advice and counseling and it had helped me attain a better understanding and gain clarity of mind.
Roy understands my goals and communicates clear strategies to help me reach them. His aim is that his clients learn to use these strategies with independence, which means that our sessions are productive and have a clear focus. Roy is very responsive and helpful with each of my questions and reflections. Because of his support I feel that I am making progress.
Roy is exactly as he describes himself in his bio. He has changed my way of thinking with actionable changes I can use everyday. He is an expert in this field and I trust him completely.
Roy is a consulate professional and amazing listener. His ability to apply a combination of therapeutic strategies and anecdotal references helps me feel completely comfortable with opening up about my issues. His reading references and mental strategies have really been helpful. Would recommend him to friends and family.
He is an extremely good listener and responds well to every need.
Roy is great. I didn't know what to expect when I signed up for BetterHelp, and I am so glad that I did. Roy is understanding and compassionate. I feel that he truly gets where people are at and connects with them deeply.
Very helpful always responds within the day. He has given me many tools to move forward with my goals which is EXACTLY what I came here for. I would highly recommend him to family, friends, or anyone who needs a professional that really takes the time to invest into their patients.
Roy has been amazing to work with, he is very supportive and caring, and I feel he has gone above and beyond for me at times. He has completely exceeded my expectations for a counsellor and has really helped me out. I believe after working with him for a couple months I have been equipped with tools that will help me for the rest of my life.
Roy is a thoughtful person that made sure he understood my situation before giving advice. I would definitely recommend Roy.