I accept Medicare, cash, checks, and most major credit cards as payments. I can also provide documentation for out-of-network insurance benefits, if needed.
I am the kind of clinician who takes the extra time not only to help you feel safe in the therapeutic space we will be constructing together, but who will also challenge you to stretch beyond your comfort zone. I work largely with individuals who have an interest in learning more about themselves and the relationships they have with others. I also have a particular specialty in helping people develop a greater sense of emotional fluency; something that in many ways has become a lost art in today’s age of communication. As an emotion-focused, process-oriented, and client-centered therapist, I strive to meet my clients where they are in all aspects of their day to day functioning before helping them see what they could become. I am also an avid college football and professional hockey fan, a devoted husband, and proud dog father to our two Siberian huskies. If I sound like someone you could imagine being a good fit for you or a loved one, I would invite you to read more about my specialties and credentials below and then reach out to me directly to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation
This is probably the most cited concern of any. If you feel paralyzed by fears about failure, rejection, abandonment, or inadequacy, I can help. Together, we will work to better understand not only what drives those negative thoughts, but also how to overcome them. With counseling, I can support you in rebuilding your self-confidence as we work toward reconstructing your perception of yourself, the world around you, and your future.
After anxiety, depression is probably the second most mentioned concern for those seeking counseling. There often seems to be stigma around acknowledging depression. By creating a safe and nonjudgmental space in my office, I strive to help clients break through the shame and discomfort that often comes from speaking about sadness in order to help find hope, belonging, and renewed purpose in life.
Since I see individuals, couples, and families, a large portion of my practice focuses on relationship satisfaction. My experience has taught me that trust and a willingness to share genuine emotions are essential to sustain any connection. But what happens when trust is broken, feelings are hurt, or anxiety keeps you from telling someone how you feel? A lot of pain, loneliness, and heartbreak. It doesn’t have to be that way though. I can help you find a better way to free yourself from conflict, feel more connected with those who are important to you, or find a way to quiet your anxiety and put yourself out there again.
We have all lost people, pets, or things we love, but just because you’ve been down that road before, doesn’t mean it gets any easier on the next pass. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a break up with a partner, a serious illness/injury, or a career that was cut short, there are ways to speed up recovery. Mindfulness can be a powerful healer as we work towards either building strength in remembrance, learning from the experience, readjusting our scope of how we can contribute, or rebranding ourselves for a different future.
Unfortunately, we live in a society where terrible things happen to good people almost every day. Whether you’ve been a victim of a violent crime, sexual assault, car accident, natural disaster, or combat exposure, the one commonality is that the pain does not stop when the event is over. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a very real condition for many people in this world. You don’t have to fight this battle alone. With support and the tools I can offer you, you can find a way to feel whole again.
I work Monday through Friday and offer a variety of early morning and evening appointments.
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida. I received my doctoral degree from the Florida Institute of Technology and completed my internship at the University of South Florida Counseling Center. I then went on to complete my post-doctoral fellowship with the Tampa Bay Center for Relational Psychology. Prior to that, I earned master’s degrees in clinical psychology from both the University of Central Florida and the Florida Institute of Technology. I also completed my bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida. Over my career, I have worked in college counseling centers, inpatient crisis units, substance abuse treatment centers, family counseling programs, autism treatment facilities, child assessment clinics, private practices, and community mental health centers.