My Approach to Helping
I'm the best marriage & family counselor in the world! All right, maybe not THE best, but I'm pretty darned good, and I get great outcomes! I believe in teaching people what's healthy, and then guide them along the way. I call it "Applied Human Growth & Potential (tm)", and here's why.
We have so much research about what healthy and effective people do that it makes absolutely no sense to hang out and spend good money with a referee just trying to solve problems. Learn what is healthy and effective, have support in doing it, and you're good to go! That's what I do.
I make counseling fun and "Simply Encouraging". I help people to relax, breathe, and smile with the "serious issues" since it leaves more energy to move beyond them. For premarital counseling, marital enhancement, or for help if you're on the more challenging side of things, then give me a call.
And by the way, I work with individuals too. Let's face it, we're all part of a "tribe", but sometimes our loved ones aren't ready to join us, or we need to go off on a mini-journey of our own. I'm here to help you grow and then return to your "communities" in a fresh and new way.
With education and training in Honors Psychology at Syracuse University, Humanistic Psychology at West Georgia College, an internship at the Devereaux Foundation, and work in Clinical Psychology at the Fielding Institute, I am a well-informed and seasoned clinician. My license empowers me to do what other Florida psychotherapists do, but I'm a little different. Editorial comments about my work are, "He gets to the point", "He makes it fun", and "He listens; and he hears too".
Please visit my website (Google "Simple Encouragement"), meet me on Facebook (Search "Simple Encouragement"), and join me on Twitter (@Encouraging). I write and contribute a lot of "Simply Encouraging Stuff" in those places, and here are three of my "all-time favorite" personal quotes.
"You have resilience, resourcefulness, and drive that brought you victoriously to this time and place." ~ And you do!
"Encouragement offers a graceful hand, and travels lightly with others." ~ That's how you'll feel in my practice.
"When we have been truly encouraged, it's a life-altering event!" ~ Well, it's true! And you'll be truly encouraged in our work together.
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More Info About My Practice
I hang out with a multi-disciplinary team of really great folks over at "The Brain Enhancement Institute", so all of your counseling, personal growth, and psychiatric needs can be served under one roof. In an often confusing maze of seeking mental health care, we make it easy, safe, and convenient!
And just one last thought ~ I believe that the "cure" is important, but "care" is the key, and I promise that you will feel cared for, supported, and empowered as we work together to achieve your goals.
Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work