Do you feel empty and alone despite being surrounded by friends, family and coworkers? Do you have difficulty finding meaning and purpose in your life? Would you like to improve your quality of life and ability to enjoy each day? Whether facing a major life transition or just day to day struggles, conventional therapies alone or blended with EMDR can bring relief from emotional distress.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an EMDR trained therapist offering traditional therapy and EMDR. I work with both adults and elders (65+) offering individual therapy and have daytime and some evening hours available. My office is centrally located at 135 Cherry Street at Exit 4C off of 240.
I am trained in EMDR - a life-changing treatment for clients struggling with traumatic memories, reactivity and anxiety - and frequently uses the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Resprossessing) model to organize my therapy. EMDR activates the logical side of the brain to help come to terms with the past by removing the emotions from the memories. It is up to you as to whether you choose to utilize EMDR or Traditional therapeutic methods or a combination of both. We will construct a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Click here to see a video by CBS News on EMDR.
As a member of the Gay community, I offer not only my professional training and experience, but also my personal experience and insight into the obstacles and concerns that face LGBTQ men and women. I have extensive experience working with LGBTQ individuals with a variety of concerns. I am an affirming, accepting and non-judgemental therapist who offers a place for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your personal strengths, learn new and more effective problem solving skills and increase your sense of power.
I work with members of the LGBTQ community to address social stigma, stress and anxiety of living as a sexual minority, gender or sexual identity issues, self acceptance, relationship or intimacy issues, coming out process, living with HIV, as well as many other concerns faced by LGBTQ individuals.
I work with both Heterosexual and LGBTQ adults with relationship concerns/divorce, codependency issues, low self-esteem/confidence, and those experiencing grief and loss, life transition and career/workplace difficulties.
I treat issues of developmental trauma (physical, sexual, spiritual and/or emotional abuse or neglect inflicted during childhood), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, negative core beliefs, narcissistic relationships, phobias (including medical phobias), and toxic shame.
I am known for my patience in allowing clients to move at their own pace while giving feedback when appropriate. I offer a warm, caring presence and a safe place to step out of your comfort zone and move on your own individual path toward healing and resolution. Let me help you to find balance in your relationships and to restore meaning to your life. I look forward to working with you!
For more information, or to speak with Keith regarding an appointment, call 828-592-2078 or visit the Appointments and Contact page.