Specialize in assessment and treatment in both childhood and adult ADHD.
Certified in Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management.
Facilitated Group and coaching on improving Executive Functioning skills at a center specializing in treatment of ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
Past Mental Health Professional for the Department of Corrections.
Facilitated Anger Replacement Training for at-risk adolescents.
Facilitated a Sleep Hygiene Group for school aged children and adolescents
Raising a family with my wife of 10+ years.
As a youth growing up in a low socio-economic community I learned the value of resilience, goal setting and relationships.
My experience as a therapist has taught me that people of all ages who struggle with ongoing anxiety, anger, insecurity and depression, seek a greater understanding and meaning of their experience than mere diagnosis and symptom management.
I am an attachment-based therapist who believes that our cognitive and emotional processes provide important insights towards understanding how we are able to gain/maintain connection with others and advancement in our personal goals.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
I believe that this diagnosis without an in depth understanding of the true nature of disorder offers little to no relief towards symptom management.
I aim to provide a comprehensive understanding about the true nature of the disorder. I teach identification of symptoms and practical interventions for daily life.
This is one of the most treatable psychiatric disorders.
Adult Mental Health
I believe that most people are in therapy in order to feel more connected to others and understood. They are seeking a deeper meaning as to why they are suffering in the first place.
I believe that positive relationships and the ability to manage emotions in those relationships has the greatest impact towards quality of life.
I believe therapy is supposed to increase our understanding of our own emotional experiences. It provides insight into how our thinking and behavior can both attract and repel relationships.
Parenting / Family
I aim to increase influence (not control) in the relationship between Parent and Child
No this does not mean I do not emphasize natural consequences for behavior.
Children/adolescents already know that they should behave well and are naturally motivated to do so. They want and expect their parents to maintain a role of leadership in the home.
Although I do work with children and teenagers individually, I place a great emphasis on relationship within the parent-child dynamic. This means Parents will have an active roll in their child’s counseling experience.
Fatherhood / Men
I am passionate about fostering a change in the way our culture views the roll of fatherhood and men’s mental health.