My Approach to Helping
My passion is in helping people identify and make the changes that lead to meaning and satisfaction in their lives. I believe that you are the expert on your life, and my role is to provide encouragement, support, and guidance on your journey of growth. I enjoy helping adult individuals and couples navigate life transitions, relationship issues, as well as symptoms of anxiety, depression or stress. I especially enjoy helping young adult men meet the challenges that being “grown up” bring in this life. I am also passionate about the unique mental health challenges that face BIPOC communities. As an African American man, my expertise in working with these communities is informed by lived experience.
My primary approach when working with individuals is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as other cognitive and behavioral approaches that incorporate mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion. ACT is focused on creating a different relationship with the painful thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations that will show up as part of being a living human being. I will help you get clear about what is important to you and how you want to show up in the world, as well as empower you with the skills to live the life you want to live.
My therapeutic approach with couples is primarily Emotionally Focused Therapy. I have extensive and ongoing training in this attachment-based therapy. I believe humans are wired for connection, and that one of the most important connections is the one we form with our life partners. I will help you remove whatever gets in the way of having a loving, strong connection with your partner.
When I am not working, I enjoy all things that involve good food, friends, family, and self-care. I am the proud co-parent of a teenage English Cocker Spaniel and spend a good deal of time spoiling her. I look forward to learning more about you, what matters to you, and traveling with you on your journey of hope and healing!