I am licensed in Virginia with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, 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, Somatization, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
VA LCSW 0904002947
I’ve only had two sessions with Spencer but I am extremely excited that I was matched with him. He is very very easygoing and down to earth in the way he talks, and for me he is very relatable. We carry on well and from the first few minutes of our first session I could tell that he was an honest, respectful, very intelligent and kind individual who really hoped to make a difference in the lives of his patients.
Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Spencer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Spencer is so easy to open up with and talk to. He listens to me and I feel comfortable sharing my concerns and my life. He makes me feel like me and my journey are important to him. I definitely recommend him as a therapist to others.
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Spencer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Spencer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I think Spencer is great, sometimes he wants to get more in to my past while I want to focus the present. Otherwise he gets all gold stars
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Spencer for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I am very happy to have an amazing person like this to work with. I've been to many over the years and so far this is the best and most productive experience I've had. He is very easy to talk to and trust. He does go the extra mile to be compassionate , understanding and helps me talk through issues so I can identify issues that may need examined closer and worked on. This is exactly what I was looking for and have found. Id highly recommend him to anyone.
Written on Jun 27, 2023 after therapy with Spencer for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt
I just started talking with Spencer a few weeks ago and he gave me hope that I'll find solutions to my problems again. I felt hopeless-that I just need to accept that I'm not going to be happy anymore-,but he's helping me realize that there are indeed solutions and it's possible to be happy again.
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Spencer for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd