Anxiety, Alcohol and Substance abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, childhood sexual abuse trauma, grief and loss (death, dying, divorce, relationship break-up issues), marriage, Family, couple’s problems, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, Sexual identity/orientation issues. LGBT intimate partner problems and more.
These are traditional clinical services that will be tailored for your needs. At the first meeting we will mutually decide on the frequency and types of services that will best meet your goals and your situation. These services may be covered by your health insurance. If you wish to use your insurance, I can provide you with a receipt that you may use for insurance reimbursement using out of network coverage.
Why Trauma-Based Therapy? Most of the above issues may have resulted from some kind of life trauma. According to The National Council for Behavioral Health, 90% of people who visit treatment facilities have experienced at least one trauma in their lifetime. About 8.4 Million adults have co-occurring mental health and addiction disorder (NIMH). 71% of addicted individuals report experiencing at least one form of trauma in their lifetime. While psychotropic medications may help alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms, unresolved trauma can make it look like medications are not working. That’s why I include source-focused trauma recovery therapy and education in my work with clients.
We all experience loss (whether through death, relationship breakup, business loss or other major life changes) at one point in our lives. Everyone experiences and expresses grief in own way. Even a desirable change creates stress. Many people are confused about the feelings they experience with transitions such as leaving home, leaving a job, getting married, having children and retirement. Difficult life changes include, divorce, relationship break ups and job loss. It helps to have an objective point of view about these events. Often it is hard to understand the complicated feelings surrounding loss. Will work with you and help facilitate your healing process.
I believe that people have an inherent potential to maintain healthy, meaningful relationships and to make choices that are in their best interest. At some point in life, everyone suffers losses (e.g., friends die, relationships end), and these losses may cause anxiety because they are reminders of human limitations and inevitable death. The approaches I use encompass a wide variety of therapeutic interventions; they are united by an emphasis on lived experience, authentic relationships, and recognition of the subjective nature of human experience.
The central problems people face may be embedded in anxiety over loneliness, isolation, despair, and, ultimately, death. I help clients draw on creativity, love, authenticity, and free-will as potential avenues toward transformation that will enable them to live meaningful lives in the face of uncertainty and suffering. The goal of therapy is to help the client find meaning in the face of anxiety by choosing to think and act authentically and responsibly.
This is a 24-Week Family Violence Intervention Program. Originally, these classes were intended for those who are court-ordered or awaiting court hearing for domestic violence cases. Today, many men attend classes either voluntarily or because their spouses “recommended it” for the sake of their troubled relationship.
We realize how difficult the first attendance can be for anybody; hence, we strive to ensure that everybody is treated with due respect, in a non-judgmental environment. Through interaction with other men, participants experience support, care, build friendships with other men, while openly challenge each other through weekly interactions. Almost all men who have attended our classes report that they “they are glad that they came.” These include those who did not come voluntarily. In 2011, one proud participant named out class “Gentlemen enhancement class.” Most men who have attended my groups report that their participation in groups has helped them relate better with their spouses and children.
I consult to professionals on variety of personal issues that affect the balance between family and work. I am very much aware as to how much extra privacy some of my clients need and I do everything possible to provide a safe and comfortable environment where clients can work on their personal challenges. Marriage/relationship changes, personnel issues, loss of motivation,
I consult to professionals on variety of personal issues that affect the balance between family and work. I am very much aware as to how much extra privacy some of my clients need and I do everything possible to provide a safe and comfortable environment where clients can work on their personal challenges. Marriage/relationship changes, personnel issues, loss of motivation, family conflicts are some of the stressors that can overwhelm any professional. Consultations can help with these and other challenges.
I work with individuals, couples and families on a variety of psychological issues. Concerns can include conflicts with spouse, raising children, anxiety about decision-making and lack of assertiveness in various areas. Whatever it is, we work together to figure out what may be the best direction to take.
Being unhappy with your work is a difficult dilemma. Sometimes you may need a drastic change and a new career but often you are not dealing with smaller changes that could improve your situation without turning your life upside down. It is hard to know the difference and a consultation can help to clear this up. Sometimes you want to go back to school, and feel overwhelmed and not sure which major to choose, once again consultation can help
Therapy penetrates at a deeper level to issues related to substance abuse disorders, often serving as a catalyst for seeking alternatives to substances to fill the void the client is experiencing. The insight gained by the client, contribute to the client's recovery by providing opportunities for her/him to make new choices, beginning with an informed decision to use or abstain from substances.
Therapy can add for the client a dimension of self-respect, self-motivation, and self-growth that will better facilitate his/her treatment. My work is to facilitate increased self-awareness, focus on potential inner resources, and establish the client as the person responsible for recovery.
Because therapeutic approaches attempt to address the underlying factors of substance abuse disorders, they may not always directly confront substance abuse itself. Given that the substance abuse is the primary presenting problem and should remain in the foreground, in my work I use therapy in conjunction with more traditional treatments for substance abuse disorders.