People bring their own unique experiences into therapy and are usually seeking insight, feedback, support, or resolution.
Some of the issues often brought into therapy include:
This is not an exhaustive list so please feel free to contact me if you have concerns that I have not listed. If your concerns fall outside of my level of competence, I will be happy to give you a referral.
The issues listed above are often complicated by the physical and psychological symptoms associated with depression ( e.g. feeling sad, empty or worthless, being irritable, weight gain/loss, sleep disruption, difficulty concentrating, suicidal thoughts), anxiety (e.g. excessive worry, restlessness, fatigue, irritability, muscle tension, sleep disturbance) and a specific type of anxiety called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that can overwhelm a person's capacity to function on a daily basis.
MY PRACTICE SPECIALTY
I have extensive experience helping both men and women address the impact of sexual trauma in their lives. Sexual trauma includes childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault and can range from a single incident to ongoing victimization. As a male therapist, I remain sensitive to the realty that most of my clients were abused or assaulted by males. I address this by talking about boundaries which are essential for developing the level of safety survivors often need in order to engage in therapy.
My practice specialty was developed during my 13 years as a therapist, graduate student supervisor and the Program Director for the Minneapolis-based Rape and Sexual Abuse Center. I also have 5 years' experience working with adolescent male sex offenders and their family's These experiences have enriched my practice by providing me with a unique perspective on the continuum of sexual violence, from victim to perpetrator.
In addition to using traditional talk therapy I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is an empirically based modality to help clients overcome the symptoms of PTSD. EMDR follows a specific protocol to help clients work through trauma without extensive talk therapy. I also teach a technique called Thought Field Therapy (TFT) that was developed to offer rapid resolution to certain long standing problems like anxiety, pain, anger, traumas, etc.
I offer training on the impact of sexual trauma on the lives of males who experienced sexual victimization as boys, adolescents or adult men.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406