I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

My Work with Clients

In addition to being a psychotherapist and a school psychologist, I have been a young adult who struggled with the challenges and stresses that are a part of navigating higher education as well as entry into adulthood. I have been a working professional, a private businessman facing the hurdles involved in both starting and successfully sustaining an avocation, a spouse, a father, and a son struggling with the challenges of caring for an elderly parent. It is these experiences, coupled with my professional training, that I bring into each session with my clients. As previously mentioned, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an active and collaborative form of psychotherapy. That is, it is not a therapy where we just talk about problems. In therapy we will identify what areas of the client’s life are not currently working as they wish, identify who and how they want to be in life, and actively learn new skills that will allow the individual to take committed action in pursuit of living a more rich, full, and meaningful life. Upon a client’s first visit I will endeavor to take a full psycho-social and medical history. We will then discuss what challenges the individual is currently experiencing as well as what expectations they have for therapy and what goals they wish to achieve. In that the quality of the client-therapist relationship has been shown to be one of, if not the most important factor related to a successful treatment outcome, I believe it is imperative that the client feels comfortable and confident that we are a good match and that our goals and expectations are aligned. Likewise, it is imperative that I believe that I can competently help facilitate their psychological growth and well-being.

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