I am a therapist that challenges his clients; I do this with compassion, insight, and always within the context of the helping relationship and what the client is communicating to me regarding their needs.
My approach is collaborative; this means I expect my clients to do their share of the work in making the change they have identified. I use motivational interviewing to locate what change the client is ready to make; then I work with the client, typically using a combination of CBT and psychodynamic techniques, to foster insight and motivation for goal setting and actualization. I do not push clients to do things they are not ready to do. However, I do challenge clients to rethink their approach and insights when they are speaking or behaving in ways that conflict with their stated intentions. In this way, I and the client keep each other accountable to the goals that we can realistically meet together.
Sexuality Based Issues
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
PA, LCSW, CW022296
WV, LICSW, DP00946075
M.S.S. in Clinical Social Work, Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Research
B.S. in Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings; with people in recovery; adults and adolescents, singly and in groups; and I currently work with clients managing mood disorders, anxiety, and those seeking to improve their interpersonal skills. I have also worked closely with people on boundary setting, assertive communication, and managing family and relationship conflict.