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Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
I have 4 years of experience working with individuals needing to increase and grow in the areas surrounding anxiety which have including my working in a psychiatric hospital and doing case management with those experiencing high rates of hospitalization and incarceration. Through each of these settings I’ve worked to get to know individuals, hone in on their strengths and work to create coping skills to combat anxiety and other stressors.
I am an out gay male and many years of experience working with those on the cusp of exploring their sexual orientation and talking through the painful parts of this transition. As someone who has gone through this experience myself, I have also learned lots of different resources and ways to combat the different struggles those in the LGBTQ+ community face.
I have spent the last two years working in private practice with children, teenagers and adults working through their gender identity whether this is starting the process of changing their name, beginning hormone therapy, or working through the changes happening in the individual’s body. This is a part of my experience I’m excited to continue working with as I have continued to grow and enhance my understanding of the trans population and the challenges they face.
I have the most experience using this treatment method and working with an individual on a very specific issue they came to therapy to address. Using solution focused therapy is not always my go to but this is a way I’ve met a lot of individuals where they are in the road to wellness and development
CBT is my preferred therapeutic modality as I have used this one most successfully with individuals in ongoing therapy. While this is not the modality for everyone, a large amount of those I have worked with prefer it with the work done in between sessions. I prefer to let individuals agree to what homework between sessions feels most effective for them and this will usually vary depending on the person.
I have done less work with ACT than other therapeutic modalities but I have run a group based on acceptance and commitment therapy and I do use the principles in my individual sessions. I believe that ACT is a modality that can be beneficial for those with qualities of themselves they need help working through and am happy to use it when and if it’s requested.