Let me introduce myself, by first diagnosing my self.
This may come as a shock, but most therapists get into mental health to understand their own issues long before they begin to think about anyone else’s problems. Maybe their family was completely dysfunctional, maybe they didn’t fit in for one reason or another, or maybe they just watched too many re-runs of Frasier. For me, all three are true.
I like variety in my life. I also enjoy variety in the clients I see. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I also see teenagers one on one, but prefer not to meet with young people under the age of 14, as I believe counseling kids is a distinct specialization.
I enjoy working with creative people, including writers, artists, and in particular musicians, as I build much of my daily life around music. Continued…
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What if you were ten years old and someone let it slip that you were going blind? What if after that, the subject was simply ignored? No conversations about the future, no preparation, no guidance. Nothing. My book, tentatively titled, Brave the Night, is about a young man in rural Kentucky trying to find his […]
This interview, with Sam Seavey from The Blind Life, introduces my path to becoming a mental health professional. Referenced here are several of the themes that will appear over and over again in my book, including persistence, grit, and the perils of hiding from reality. Viewers will also hear a very brief description of the […]
A furry little centuries old green alien with pointy ears and some bad ass light saber skills once told his apprentice, “Fear is the path to the Dark Side.” And never in film history has a more poignant phrase left the mouth of a puppet. Fear is and always will be fundamental to the human […]
Confession time. I don’t have cable at home. Yes, because I’m too cheap to pay for it, but also because I don’t really want to spend hours of my time floating in a black hole of reality shows and scripted nonsense. I know myself well enough to know the danger of easy access to unlimited […]