Often the thought and behavioral patterns we seek to replace are responses to deep-seated family wounds, scars from trauma, or routines borne of narratives relied on for a long time. I can help you rewrite your narrative, identify your needs and work towards your goals.
I believe the therapist-client relationship relies on mutual trust which is earned, not given. This is crucial in supporting clients in attaining their goals, which they set themselves. Logically and systematically, I will help you build bridges between the unrealistic ideal self and the authentic self. Together we will explore and challenge ‘automatic’ routines and responses, develop discomfort tolerance and practice self-compassion. I offer radical acceptance, self-efficacy, compassion, empathy, trust, pushback, and validation.
I am a member of the gay community from North Carolina. I am familiar with the complexities of intersecting identities and cultures. My hobbies include chess, skiing, and binge-watching The West Wing.
I have experience working with relationships and intimacy, masculinity, family dysfunction, workplace success and discipline, attachment needs, substance use, and self-compassion. I received a B.A. in Sociology from Hamilton College and completed my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College.
I take a multifaceted theoretical approach, using techniques and interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Adlerian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Logotherapy.