Should you choose to work with me the first session would be focused on what your worries and struggles are. I would listen and before the end of the first session we would come up with a mutually agreed upon plan to help you move forward with making your life better.
I became a counselor because I came through difficult times myself and I learned that life was never meant to be traveled alone. I am not fond of therapists or counselors who wear a white coat and consider the client as sick; and themselves somehow above them. I am here because I have experienced the human struggles of life and want to help others as I myself have been helped.
There is no roadmap for step-families trying to navigate the special issues related to child-rearing step-families often confront. During my time doing custody evaluations, I learned a great deal about what works for parents sharing custody and what doesn't work. I can help navigate that challenging terrain. During this time of COVID-19 it is normal to feel isolated, alone and down. Having someone listen, understand and support can be extremely valuable to get through hard days.
Aging related concerns
Sexuality Based Issues
Adoption & foster care
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Marriage and Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Externship-Marriage and Couples Therapy, with a focus on working with families in court. University of Rochester
Post-MSW Fellowship, Child and Family studies, Yale University
FL, LCSW, 16352
PhD, Child and Family Studies, Syracuse University
MSW, Social Work, St. Louis University
MEd, Counseling, St. Lawrence University
I began my career as an officer with the US Air Force, where I worked with military members and their families for 21 years. During that time I worked in a variety of social work and mental health settings at Air Force installations around the world. This included out-patient mental health, in-patient mental health and substance abuse treatment. For the past 22 years I have served full-time as a Professor of Social Work at Roberts Wesleyan College. I teach in the Master of Social Work Program, helping graduate students understand psychopathology and how to provide psychotherapy to clients and their families. While teaching I have also continued to work with clients, with eight years experience in adoption work and the past nine years advocating for children whose parents are divorced or separated. I have also worked extensively with step family issues.
1761 Edgewater Drive, Mount Dora, 32757, FL