My Approach to Helping
Over the last twenty years as a therapist, I have realized how listening is an art form. My approach is to get to the core issues as quickly as possible and provide you some relief in the first session in an atmosphere of confidentiality and non-judgement. You will know very quickly whether we are a good match. You are unique therefore each session is custom designed using the counseling techniques that will work specifically for you. My practice provides traditional counseling, life coaching, mindfulness ,EMDR in a safe comfortable setting. I work with adults and couples dealing with communication issues, midlife issues,existential crisis, anger, PTSD, grief, transgender issues, sexual issues relating to shame, confusion, inability to control emotions. My fees are based on a sliding scale depending on what you can afford and you determine that. The advantage of the sliding scale or self pay is that the sessions do not become part of your medical record unless you choose them to be.. I do not have to diagnose or label you . My notes can be very limited and due to my horrible penmanship a lot of times they are unreadable anyway.
More Info About My Practice
My life experiences include: Polish immigrant at the age of six and living in a cold flat apartment in Yonkers, New York in the sixties, to a middle-class home in Orlando, Florida in the seventies. Serving in the US Army Military Police stationed in Germany where at the age of twenty I was investigating traffic homicides. Nine years on the Orlando Police Department from 1981-1990 when crack cocaine first hit the streets. Divorcing my first wife and the police department within 6 months, being totally burnt out at that time and experiencing multiple PTSD symptoms. Working as an independent sales rep covering Florida and Georgia that specialized in Art, nature, multicultural, metaphysical products in the nineties while working on my Masters in Counseling. Marrying an Australian, fortunate to travel around the world and currently have twin teenagers who are dual nationals, two years ago having a pulmonary embolism with A-fibs, spending 7 days in intensive care which caused me to really focus on my stress and consciousness level.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to assist you in a safe, confidential, zen type environment where you are free to step out of your story and be able to look at your life with nonjudgement. It is very hard to find this with friends and relatives who usually are not able to give you different perspectives other then what they believe is the right path or solution for you.