Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
I have been practicing professional counseling since 1991. I am a licensed mental health counselor. My license is from Florida. Much of my work has been trauma-related. As such I have worked not only with individuals who have experienced trauma, but also with their loved ones (spouse, family) so that all understand the dynamics related to trauma. For some trauma-sufferers, substance misuse has become a way of coping with the intrusive thoughts and feelings. I can help with substance misuse, also. My counseling framework/practice includes cognitive-behavioral, transtheoretical (the Stage of Change model), solution-focused, and humanistic-existential. I believe we all have four majors components to our lives: biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. Effective counseling addresses all four areas, though not all at the same time.