I provide therapy to hetero and LGBTQ+ adults in individual therapy, couples counseling, and group therapy. I also provide clinical supervision for BBS hours to trainees and interns.
Some of the issues I have experience working with are:
- Anxiety, stress and trauma
- Anger management
- Depression, grief and loss
- Substance abuse
- Sexuality, dating and intimacy
- Communication skills and relationship counseling in a variety of forms
- Self-esteem, codependency and maintaining healthy, appropriate boundaries
- Issues related to cultural identity / intersecting and conflicting cultural norms and expectations.
- Family dynamics and conflicts
- Issues related to spirituality, spiritual growth.
- Life transitions / personal growth / phase of life issues / career transitions
- Issues of disempowerment. Coping and succeeding in the face of a stigmatizing familial and/or societal environment
When working therapeutically, I draw from the following:
- Narrative therapy
- Transpersonal psychology
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Systemic Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
Examples of the populations I have experience working with are:
As a self-identified cisgender gay man, I am passionate about supporting and giving back to my community. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons I decided to become a therapist! It can be difficult for LGBTQ people to find help that is queer and sex positive without having to worry about being labeled “sick”, or a “weirdo”, or otherwise “unworthy”. It is aggravating to start work with a provider, and then find out that they lack even a basic understanding of LGBTQ life and the struggles therein. It is my mission to be part of the solution to this problem and be a safe, effective and accessible therapeutic resource for the community.
Young adults (ages 18-25+)
I specify men here because it is my experience that there’s a societal perception that “real men don’t do therapy”, akin to the saying “real men don’t cry.” As a man in our society, I have experienced this insidious attitude and its negative effects first-hand. As a trained clinician, I can tell you that this is quite harmful and shaming to men, as it tells them that they should not have much emotion. This shaming cuts men off from their emotional selves, which in turn creates toxicity in the form of poor relationships, impulsive and reckless behaviors, substance abuse, increasing isolation, and in more severe cases, risk of self-harm or harm to others. When I work with men, I am keenly aware of the impact of this societal attitude, and take extra care to create a safe environment to address this directly within the larger context of my therapeutic services.