LISW, CCTP, CCM
Behavioral Health Therapist
- GENDER: Male (He/him/his)
- LANGUAGE: English
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, (LISW) who works with people using evidence-based processes to help them achieve their treatment goals. I work with adults and adolescents. My treatment approach is guided by helping people move toward their valued direction(s). Together, we evaluate emotional, social and spiritual needs. Through evidence-based practices, I help patients move forward and identify reasons for hope. My goal is to help patients get better by understanding their unique needs and giving them the tools to be the best they can be.
I graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master’s in Social Work. I have over nine years of extensive experience helping people with anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, phobias, ADHD and OCD. I also work with people who have depression, anger, grief, avoidance and pain/somatic issues. I use mindfulness-based therapy, which includes extensive training in third-wave behavioral therapy, including acceptance and commitment therapy, (ACT), focused acceptance and commitment therapy, functional analytic psychotherapy and relational frame therapy, all of which are based on how we learn from a behavioral perspective. I have also studied dialectical behavior therapy, structural family therapy and spiritual counseling.
I am a great listener. I have two adult children, three fury children and two grandchildren. I was in business for 20 years before going back to school to become a mental health therapist. I enjoy being outdoors, including hiking, biking and gardening. I also enjoy reading and listening to many types of music. I was formerly on the board of the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council for five years where I worked to expand health care through the promotion of the Affordable Care Act to minority and underserved populations. I have volunteered for the Statewide Independent Living Council, Ronald McDonald House and American Lung Association.
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- Anger Management
- Anxiety, Depression, Emotions
- Behavioral Problems
- Grief or Loss
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Personal Development
- Physical Disability
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Spiritual Enrichment
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Spiritual Counseling
- Adolescents (13-17 years)
- Older Adults