Sometimes we find ourselves stuck doing the same thing over and over again and don’t fully understand why. We talk to our friends about things, but the advice lands awkwardly, and leaves you feeling even more confused about your decisions. You may even feel judged or like your thoughts and feelings don’t matter.
I am different from other therapists
The most obvious being that I am an African American male, which I hear is rare in this field. I look at what is essentially becoming a social problem in the black community and that is underutilization of mental health services. This is largely influenced by a lack of minority therapists – especially black males. I am particularly passionate about the issues facing young men of color that they feel may be keeping them “stuck.”
I am committed to helping people turn on the light.
I love witnessing that switch flipped for my clients and encouraging them to make positive lasting change in their lives.
I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, and reality therapy techniques in session. I have completed intensive training to provide high quality treatment for adolescents and children suffering from trauma. I am on a prestigious roster of clinicians in North Carolina that provide trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).
By using a combination of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, we will:
- Explore core beliefs and personal values which may influence automatic thoughts
- Learn more about connections between thoughts, feelings, and actions
- Increase awareness around how negative thoughts impact personal wellness
- Learn coping skills to challenge negative thought patterns and apply these skills learned to everyday life