Finding the Hero Within
You are a strong person. Perhaps you’ve been strong for too long. Even the strongest amongst us need help to work through life’s challenges. We all have battles to fight and hurdles to overcome. Whether you struggle with anxiety, grief, self-doubt, shame, or the difficulty of transitioning to the next stage in your life, you are not alone. There is hope for a better tomorrow.
I believe there is a hero within all of us. As your therapist, my greatest intention is to assist you in tapping into this hero within you. The road ahead becomes clear as you begin to experience greater hope for what is possible in your life. It does get better, things can change, you are in the right place.
My work with you is informed not only by my professional training but by my own personal experiences working through these very same challenges. I too have felt the despair of not knowing what’s next. I remember all too well struggling with the shame that comes with self-doubt, indecision, and fear of an uncertain future. I remember, head in hands, thinking “How can things ever improve? I don’t see a path forward, I can’t do this by myself.” But for the help of trusted guides in my life, I may not have experienced the healing and clarity which brings you to Mytherapymytruth.
My credentials include a Master’s Degree in Adult Education with an emphasis on Training & Staff Development, and a masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. As an adult educator, I have taught several courses to those seeking certification in addiction counseling. I am licensed in the state of Florida[ License #SW 10725.] In addition to doing my own personal healing and development work I have gained invaluable clinical experiences including treating the mentally ill in community mental health settings, providing in home family counseling, maintaining a private practice, and treating countless individuals struggling with chemical as well as behavioral addictions ( i.e codependency, sex love, and pornography).
During my time working as a therapist in substance abuse treatment I acquired specialized training in relapse prevention, psychodrama, trauma and treating a variety of personality disorders. Moreover, I developed a strong interest in group therapy. This interest evolved into a passion and subsequent creation of a therapy group in 2012 which addressed the unique challenges experienced by men.
Through the years I have also received specialized training in providing couples therapy. I have helped many regain a loving connection with one another. Lastly, I have had the great privilege of working as a personal development instructor teaching experiential based courses helping adults break free from the survival strategies formed as a child which have kept them stuck in their lives. (You can learn more about the various styles of therapy I use under the therapy techniques.)
All of my experiences as a therapist has led me to the work I do today. If you were to ask me, what my truth was, I would say the following: My truth today is to be the possibility for transformational change through compassion, kindness, humor, and wisdom.
This is my truth. What is yours? If you have gotten this far, I believe you are ready to take the next step. Reach out to schedule your first session. Let your journey begin!