Greetings! I am a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as well an Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) in Georgia with original roots from Ohio. I am a Vietnam-Era Veteran with experience working with veterans and the homeless population. Although my expertise is with Substance Abuse; I am skilled in Mental Health issues as well (PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder; etc). My skills include CBT, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing along with knowledge in other Therapy Modalities. I have a Bachelor Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling as well as Master Degree in Social Work (Mental Health) from the University of Cincinnati. Just an added piece of education; I also have an Associate Degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from Cincinnati State University
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I am the one with life experiences that have found a better way of life; I have the skills to guide and lead you down the path of getting better. I am not a miracle worker, but each of us has what it takes within ourselves to overcome the "pitfalls" of life. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , 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 , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Dysfunction , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #CSW005965 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
LISW #I.1600605 (Expires: 2022-07-25)