I specialise in helping fellow gay men learn tools to live amazing lives through therapy and coaching. (All are welcome of course!)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Honolulu, HI
In addition to being a trained and licensed mental health counselor, I received specialist coaching training and am credentialed as a Board Certified Coach (BCC Coach). This is an advanced specialist training in how Coaching is similar and different to therapy. This specialist training has helped me learn how to help people not only get out of any holes they may find themselves in, but also how to climb the mountains of their dreams!
I have advanced post licensure specialist training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from Reading University, UK Cognitive = Thinking (what we say to ourselves, the tone in which we hear thoughts and how we related to our thoughts) Behavioral = Action or Inaction (The kinds of behaviors that help us to feel good as well as identifying and challenging the kinds of behaviors that make us feel anxious, overwhelmed or stressed) Therapy = Tools based therapy to help you become your own therapist
Nature heals! Imagine experiencing therapy at the beach, in the forest, or walking in town! The science is clear - Eco-therapy works and lasts. Eco-therapy is a wonderful way to experience therapy, the world and yourself.
As a gay man myself, I know what it is like to be 'other' and I also know the joys of learning to accept myself as I am and thrive! For the past 15 years I have worked extensively with the LGBTQIA community from receiving specialist training and supervision at an LGBTQIA clinic early in my therapy career. If you are LGBTQ and looking for a therapist who gets it, let's talk.
If you are a Highly Sensitive Person or HSP, congratulations! You have been gifted with a wonderful superpower that only 20% of the population get to experience. Being an HSP myself, I do know that I didn't always view it as a superpower. I have learned to help myself commit to the special kind of self care that helps me thrive as an HSP and I love helping other HSPs learn to use their sensitivity for their highest and most sustainable good. https://cbt.as.me for free test drive.
Anxiety doesn't need to steal your joy any more. Excessive worry, panic attacks, health anxiety, phobias, stress and social anxiety are easily treatable with my approach. I help people learn neuroscience tools to manage the symptoms of anxiety and thrive. I have advanced specialist training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety conditions. If you are ready to learn tools to manage anxiety and thrive, please sign up for a free test drive appointment at https://cbt.as.me