My Approach to Helping
My approach is an interactive one. I want to listen to you and give feedback as we're conversing. I believe the thoughts that we have open the door to the myriad programs that we have running under the surface in the subconscious. Frequently I have found that these programs started in childhood and we've just been playing them incessantly. In my experience, breaking up that programming, and learning new and more useful programs is the key to success.
More Info About My Practice
My primary tool to begin is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the wonderful arsenal of tools that this modality provides. But once we get a bead on the issues, I will use a variety of different techniques to zero in and create hopefully lasting change: i.e. Brainspotting, the Empty Chair, inner child work, breathing, mindfulness and meditation and even Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques. If it works I'm interested in it and want to use it.
My Role as a Therapist
As I see it, my job is to get in your corner and help you turn things around. I have found that what we think, our self-talk, drives the emotions, but it also tends to be the key to open the door to other deeper aspects of our psyche that control our patterns of behavior. A lot of this comes from ways of thinking that we learned as kids. Once we open the door I use a variety of techniques taken from a number of disciplines to attempt to help you reprogram your thoughts and feelings
My Therapy Focus
My specialty is working with people who are stressed, anxious or depressed, and hitting a rough patch, grasping for answers and help. I have an emphasis on the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management, (PTSD), life transitions (divorce, empty nest, retirement), conflict resolution, coping skills, panic attacks, self-esteem development, work and career issues, life transitions (divorce, empty nest, retirement), conflict resolution, coping skills and panic attacks.
I specialize in helping people in all facets of the entertainment, music and gaming industries. My 20+ years in corporate America gives me a unique insight into dealing with the struggles in that realm as well.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I was USMC for 12 years and then the business world for 20+. Along with the economic downturn of 2009, I experienced a clinical depression myself. Had a short bout with the bottle and even thought of checking out... unless you've been there you don't know quite what that's like. But with help, and a long period of time I came back. It led me into the field that I am in now and when I speak to you on these subjects I speak as a friend who has been there. I get it.