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Most people have times in their life when a problem doesn’t go away on its own, and they find it having a negative impact on their day-to-day life. Sometimes people turn to means of escaping or avoiding the problem, or sometimes the problem leads to a crisis. I believe that my mindfulness-based approach to counseling can help most people address and resolve their problems in life, hopefully before a crisis occurs.
As a result of my experience as counselor over the years, I have been inspired by the courage and dedication that my clients have demonstrated to confront their concerns and follow paths to make positive changes in their lives. It is my intention to use my experience, education, training and skills to help all clients find these paths toward improvement and decrease their suffering and cultivate feelings of being well.
I have been counseling since 2006. I am a Cognitive-Behavior (CBT) therapist with a special interest and expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and substance-related concerns. I am also trained in dual diagnosis, trauma-informed care, Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Collaborative Problem Solving (CPSM). I strive to help people meet their goals by examining the connection between how they think, feel (emotionally and physically), behave, and interact with their surroundings; and by teaching the skills of mindfulness, cognitive restructuring, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. I provide individual counseling with adults ages 18 and up, and provide couples counseling as well. I am happy to provide a free phone consultation to see if my counseling strategies would be a good fit for any interested potential client. Please visit my website to obtain more information about beginning counseling with me and learn more about my background and qualifications.
Should we decide to move forward with counseling, our therapy together begins with a thorough assessment, including your reasons for seeking counseling and relevant history. During this process (which may take a few sessions), we will begin to develop our therapy relationship and discuss treatment options. We will work together to identify your strengths, define your struggles, and establish your goals. We will utilize proven therapies (e.g. CBT, DBT, MET) to treat your unique situation. In my experience, mindfulness skills and meditation practice or focused concentration skills facilitate therapy and are essential to recovering, discovering, and uncovering your optimal you. Thank you for reading and I wish you well. Keith