About My Clients
I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds on a variety of mental health concerns including men's issues, existential issues, alternative lifestyle, professional burnout, dialectical thinking, and self-reconciliation. Many times this includes working as well to reduce stress, anxiety, grief, family conflict, trauma, anger, depression, poor focus, lack of motivation, intrusive thoughts and disruptions to accurate self-esteem.
My Background and Approach
I’m managing director of ReAM Collaborative Counseling out of Austin, TX and I was a doctoral candidate at Sam Houston State University, where I educated on professional identity dissonance, resiliency, and authenticity. Previously, I worked in independent group practice, a residential treatment home for abused children, and was the director of mental health services for Communities in Schools, a nationally recognized nonprofit. I’ve gained decades of experience worldwide living and working in a number countries, industries, types of business, and walks of life. I have been interviewed on CBS, PBS, USA Today, and World News as a content expert on the health of the profession. I use a collaborative, flexible, transformational, dynamic, and strength-based approach to empower clients to face life’s circumstances as productively as possible. I co-construct and facilitate new paradigms, interventions and strategies with my clients.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I don’t believe that you need me. Don’t get me wrong - I’m happy you’ve taken steps and hope I can help make your journey easier, quicker, and less painful. What I mean by that is - I believe you are more than equipped and able to bring about change you want in your life. Unlike most in my field I do not view clients as broken, lost, disabled, disordered, or even diagnosable. I see my clients as I see myself - human. None of us being invulnerable or ideal and all of us individually responsible for our being, allowing, and doing. In therapy you can expect that out of our Dialogue will arise insights that you will be able to integrate into your week between sessions. That may take the shape of thinking exercises, experiments or interventions to try. We will work for the assumption that we own the space and can make it be what is needed and working. We won’t be held captive by a prison of our own design.