Treatment specialization includes:
Pursuit of happiness, health & wellness
Family conflict resolution
Helping young men make healthy choices and mature with confidence
Problem identification & solution discovery
Support of sobriety
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am capable of addressing a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. The initial focus of my work experience and training has been on the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. I spent over 3 years working on a detox unit of a local psychiatric hospital, so I am very familiar with crisis stabilization, the treatment of alcohol & drug addiction and the available resources to help achieve sobriety. In a confidential and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients' individual needs.
Supporting the journey of sobriety has lead to another area of interest- helping young men (and their families) navigate the often-difficult years of high school and college. Raising kids is both incredibly wonderful & immensely difficult; while I am no expert on parenting, being a father myself and working with young men since 2011 has taught me that effective communication is essential to surviving the teenage years. You are welcome to bring your "broken record conversation" to my office and I will do my best to help translate between you & your family member. Remember, it's not always our kids who have the problems- we as parents need to be willing to listen, take ownership of our mistakes and grow.. just as we ask of them.
Ultimately, I believe that we are all in search of peace, love & joy. Yet so many of us fail to ever reach these goals. I believe the pursuit of happiness is found via a much different path than what our society has deemed appropriate. You are good.. you are worth the change you desire.. you can live a better life. The secret to a happy life is available to all who wish to find it, and I cannot wait to help you live your best life.