I believe that we have the ability to make choices for ourselves based on the situation/information provided to us. With saying that as a therapist I often let the client guide their session. I provide insight, coping skills that can be used, but I do not offer advise or tell people what they should do. At the end of the day this is your therapy and I want you to be successful with things that you feel are useful for you and/or you are capable of doing. In other words, things that I think may work may not be what works for you, so we both have to be open to the possibility of thinking outside of the box.
Therapy works if you are willing to give it a try. The one thing that is important to understand is, sometimes the work is hard, however, I know that people who have stuck with it and are open and very involved in their treatment often find success.
I believe that therapy goals should be what the client wants to work on. My roll as the therapist is to help the client achieve the goals they have set for themselves. This may look different in various situation due to sometimes the goals that we set for ourselves may not be obtainable in a realistic way. I believe that it is important to have the client's input on what they want to work on as it is more likely that they will be able to achieve their goal.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Autism spectrum disorder
A developmental disability that impacts communication and behavior. Onset typically occurs during early childhood, but an individual may be diagnosed at any point in life. Severity of the disorder varies along a spectrum. Accordingly, challenges associated with verbal and nonverbal communication, interpersonal interactions, and restricted/repetitive behaviors vary as well.
Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors that cause problems in school, at home, and in social situations. Can include hyperactivity, impulsivity, defiant behavior, chronic patterns of aggression, defiance, disruption, and/or hostility.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Trauma focused CBT
PA, LPC, PC009361
Indiana university of Pennsylvania
I have been a counselor since 2013. I have experience with working with people who have anxiety and depression. I have experiencing using aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Behavioral Therapy. I also have experience with working with Autism
,, Johnstown, 15904, PA