Licensed Professional Clinical
When I was a boy, I remember something happened that caused me to question why the person did what they did. This event has long since faded from my memory, but the question has not, and it was this question that began my interest in people’s actions. This, combined with the virtue of service instilled in me by my grandfather, and you’ve got the recipe for a psychotherapist.
One final reason why I’m in this field, I take great delight in seeing people grow and reach their full potential. It doesn’t matter if you are a client, a counselor I’m supervising, or a student in one of my classes. I love to see people grow, and I look forward to being part of your growth, and seeing you grow!
I knew David’s work was important to my patients but initially I didn’t realize how how much. David’s skill and professionalism positioned him to make a tremendous, lasting impact on each patient he saw, accomplishing advances in care that I could never have reached. I would send family to David.
WHAT I DO
When I was in third grade, I played on my first basketball team, and I remember the first time I made a basket — I was so excited! Hooray, one for the team! <ahem> That is, the other team.
It’s ok, you can smile. I do. :-)
Isn’t that just like life though? We all make mistakes, but the key question is, do we learn from them? It’s my goal to share with you what I’ve learned along the way so you can avoid “mistakes” and live your best life now!
I love working with people one-on-one to help them achieve their goals and grow. It is exciting to hear how the strategies my clients and I develop bringing them the much needed success they are looking for. It’s also exciting to hear from former clients that they are continuing the change in their lives we set out to achieve.
The goals my clients usually have are to
stop their use of pornography, alcohol, or drugs,
be able to be honest with their significant other about their feelings and troubles,
reduce anger, self-doubt, anxiety,
gain insight into feels,
simply feel better,
learn to cope with illness,
change and regulate problematic thoughts and behaviors,
increase intimacy with their significant other,
not be emotionally numb,
learn about themselves and be happy,
have a correct diagnosis,
forgive themselves for mistakes,
learn to manage depression,
be more self-confident,
improve sleep, and
Sometimes life and work will take us away from our homes and families. Some people, however, wish to continue their counseling while traveling, and for that, I provide counseling via video software or the telephone.
To read more about this service, click here.
I believe, to some extent, everyone could benefit from some form of Skills Training. These trainings offer us the information and practice we need to learn how to:
be more content,
solve conflicts and be more effective in relationships,
learn to forgive, and
The Skill Trainings I offer comes in two forms. How do you know which is best for you? I describe it this way. If you tend to be more reserved in your relational style, then likely, Radically Open DBT is for you. If you’re more expressive in your relational style, DBT is likely the better choice for you.
To check out the Skills Trainings I offer, click here.
Usually, when an individual comes to counseling, an interview is done the first session and then counseling begins. Most of the time, this is an effective approach. However, this one interview can miss this complexity of some people’s situations, and counseling is not helpful.
I conduct diagnostic evaluations for individuals that have been in therapy for many years with little to no result. This allows us to better tailor and address the concerns that bring some people in for help. These evaluations are also conducted for other professionals, such as physicians or lawyers, or a professional licensure board.
I offer trainings on a few different topics, such as:
Transtheoretical Model of Change,
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and
Radically Open DBT
The types of groups that often contact me for trainings include:
Physicians and Nurses,
Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, and
Just finished your degree and you’re ready to start seeing clients? Congratulations! I provide supervision, as required by the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, to individuals such as yourself. My goal is to support you on your way to excellence. To find out more, please check out my supervision documents here.