Centerpoint Counseling Services
Hope for Individuals, Couples and Families
Previous Career Experience
Marriage and Family therapists are unique in their training and experience in that they are able to assess and treat individuals, couples and families that are experiencing unhappiness and pain. They view individuals as being a part of a larger system (marriages, families, friendships, etc.) and are specially trained to draw on the strengths of these systems. They realize that individuals, couples and families are not isolated from what occurs around them, allowing them to utilize more resources to assist those seeking treatment.
I have been working therapeutically with individuals, couples, and families since 2005. I have worked in various settings that include: residential, home-based and outpatient. My experience includes work with children, adolescents, adults and couples. This experience covers a broad range of issues, including parenting, marital, pre-marital and family conflicts. My extensive training and education allow me to address issues such as attention-deficit, defiance, adoption issues, depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, marital and pre-marital satisfaction, sex addiction, couple sexual dysfunction, traumatic events and childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
I am specialized in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and IRRT (Information Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy), which allow me to assist individuals, couples and families who have experienced trauma events such as: physical, sexual or emotional abuse, life-threatening situations or significant losses. EMDR is well-researched as an effective treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). IRRT is effective specifically for individuals experiencing flashbacks of traumatic events, sometimes effective in as little as a single session. Some trauma is experienced in a single event and others can be repetitive over days, months or years. Whether in a single occurrence or repetitive over time, each type of trauma can be devastating for those who survived the events. I have had great success in helping those who have suffered traumatic events, utilizing EMDR and IRRT along with his other therapeutic skills to assist trauma survivors overcome their emotional distress.
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My focus in assessment is to make sure the concerns and problems that a person is facing are understood and explained. I bring expertise and knowledge of psychometrically sound assessments and protocols, but my client is the world's leading expert on themselves. Together we explore the nature of the symptoms they face and come to a conclusion about what it may mean for them. My goal is to provide relevant information that can assist my client and those they have trusted with their care make accurate and helpful decisions about treatment and prognosis. If you are in need of clarification or understanding of the issued you face, I would be happy to help you in that process.
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