My style or approach to counseling is to assist individuals in discovering solutions to particular issues. While I believe that it is very important for a person to feel safe enough to express how they are feeling about what is bothering them, it is equally important for them to eventually be able to become aware of how their thoughts and beliefs are influencing their problems. I believe that how we think is very important in creating our problems and also in our being able to resolve them. I believe that when we change how we think about something, that something will most likely change, and very likely the problem will then find resolution.
The book and movie that had a big impact on me was the Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Milliman. The story is about an athlete that had an accident and was seriously injured. When told that he might possibly be able to walk again some day, he became understandably unset and even depressed. However, he did not give up and through working with someone he changed his life and restored his ability to compete in his chosen sport. The transformation or change came when he changed how he thought about certain things in his live, especially about himself. It helped me to realize that anyone can change the trajectory of their life if they are open to following suggestions, believe in themselves and simply never give up doing the work necessary to change. While working on yourself can be difficult it is never impossible. The book and movie were very inspirational to me especially in my work as a therapist.
What would be important for someone to know about me is that I do not give up on those that I work with. I am totally committed to helping those that I assist to change and transform their lives. I am also very patient with those that i work with. I know that change takes time and can be very difficult at times. I also believe in the power of our thinking, especially those thoughts that we have about ourselves. I believe that anyone can change their life when they come to respect, accept, acknowledge, approve and authentically love themselves as they are. When we learn how to improve our self-esteem our ability to effectively deal with life on life's terms increases dramatically.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming
FL, LMHC, Mh-2191
Doctoral Degree from Boston University in Human Development and Counseling
I am a licensed mental health counselor and psychotherapist with over 36 years of experience in providing counseling, therapy, psychotherapy and treatment services for substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol addiction and mental health issues like anxiety, depression, stress, emotional trauma and low self-esteem. I have worked in inpatient hospitals, residential treatment programs and outpatient counseling centers in both the mental health and substance abuse fields in Illinois, Massachusetts and Florida. I earned my doctoral degree from Boston University in Human Development and Counseling and have been a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and psychotherapist in the State of Florida for over 36 years. I am is also a certified Clinical Supervisor in the State of Florida.
Remote Therapist, Miami Shores, 33138, FL