My Approach to Helping
"Human experience of identity has two elements; a sense of belonging and a sense of being separate. The laboratory in which these ingredients are mixed and dispensed is the family, the matrix of identity." - Salvador Minuchin
In families, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Some problems might seem like they belong to just one person in the unit, but our emotional attachments bind us together - whether we're in the same house or miles away. Family therapy provides an opportunity to come together and work things out. We build healthy communication and conflict resolutions skills, support one another in new roles, and co-design a plan for living that works for everyone.
Families (and the people in them) get stuck sometimes. While we can usually solve problems ourselves, sometimes they are too big or complicated. Other times, we want a private space to work them out with an expert helper. This is where counseling can change your life. I've worked with couples, parents, teens, grandparents, young adults, and siblings to achieve lasting change for everyone. I'm a practical problem-solver who likes people, and my approach to counseling is hopeful and creative. People sometimes feel ashamed of their problems, like they've done something wrong or deserve blame. This is especially true of parents and families, or where addiction is involved. I don't see it that way. As a husband and parent myself, I understand that life can be challenging. I believe that we’re all doing the best we can, and I'm here to help you.
You can learn more about me at www.FloridaFamilyCounselor.com