My Approach to Helping
Not feeling like yourself lately? Struggling with managing life’s day-to-day challenges? You are not alone! Millions of people, from all walks of life, struggle with managing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, mood swings, stress, insomnia, and many other common mental health issues. Acknowledging that you need professional help is the first and most important step towards getting your life back on track. Working together, I can help you identify the root of the problem, develop a client-centered treatment plan, and start implementing evidence-based practices to meet your individualized treatment goals. I’ll be providing unconditional and nonjudgmental support our entire journey together as you slowly recover what’s rightfully yours – your life.
I have years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families with various modalities ranging from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma-focused CBT, seeking safety, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. Treatment will be at your pace, based on your comfort level, and focused on treating the underlying causes of your symptoms. Whether it is relationship conflicts, phobias, substance abuse, fear of failure, low self-esteem, or underlying traumas, rest assured that I will be committed to identifying the problem(s) and encouraging coping skills that promote self-reliance.
When clinically appropriate, I also have years of life experience to complement treatment. From 20 plus years of marriage, over a decade of working in juvenile corrections, being a father of 3, a Marine Corps veteran, a son of immigrants, who’s made mistakes and experienced my own traumas, I’ll impart life’s lessons to hopefully help you get yours back.