Tele-medicine Counseling Available !!
Use modern technology to empower connected care......
Joseph Center clients are invited to connect to care by a free cell-phone app.. The "Medici" app provides access to support throughout your week, responses to your confidential messages, and even supports encrypted live video sessions with your therapist over your smart phone.
You choose how we work. Either we work together in classic face-to -face, in-office sessions or by convenient live tele-video sessions. Or, we can do both!
However you decide to work, we will use clinical data you provide to apply the best in brain science and behavior medicine for quick relief from your acute symptoms and to develop a highly personalized, scientifically-based, treatment plan to the address underlying causes of your symptoms.
As an advanced practitioner of Cognitive Analytical Therapy, your therapist will help you resolve the deepest of core issues and problems, even at the level of personality change, if you are committed to change at that level. (Recommended for therapists, ministers, and counselors).
So, if you wish, you can benefit from both classical and modern session settings: supplementing regularly scheduled classical face-to-face session with convenient high-tech tele-sessions.
No matter how we meet, though, you will receive evidence-based care enhanced by cutting edge neuroscience and behavioral medicine as applied to your integrated progress data , all provided by a mature, compassionate counselor with "superb" skills (see "about me").
Typical sessions are individual, couple, and/or family counseling, last about in 45 minutes, and address such problems as:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Anger and Phobias
- Substance Abuse
- School and Work Issues
- Parenting the Challenging Child
- Adjustment to Serious Medical Illness
- Grief and Loss
- Trauma and Abuse
- Couple or Family Conflict: including other attractions, infidelity, divorce and related family/custody issues, such as parental alienation.
- Court Compliance
One tool available to enhance and speed our work is clinical hypnosis. Many clients have found hypnotic treatment helpful, even if it is just to teach the client how to achieve deep relaxation, calm and a "quiet mind".
On the other hand, with the highly motivated and talented client, some problems can be addressed almost entirely by artful planned use of hypnosis. These include:
- Weight management
- Smoking Cessation
- Alcohol and other substance abuse
- Pain management
- Performance- sports, musical, academic, sexual
- Social poise and Confidence
The basic classical counseling approach that I use of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is especially useful in treating the very personal area of sexuality. I use this approach to sensitively help with problems such as:
- Sexual / Pornographic "Addictions" Obsessions/Compulsions / Other attractions / Risky behaviors
- Orgasmic disorders, Lack of Sexual Interest/satisfaction
- Pain disorders, Erectile Dysfunction
- Fetishism, including Transvestism, Sadism, Masochism, etc
- LGBT* issues-including Sexual and Gender Identity issues.
As you can see, I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression, panic, substance abuse, sexuality, and grief counseling to divorce support and beyond. I provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, with a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs.
*So called "conversion therapy" and other "therapies" that deny the given identity and orientation of a person of sexual minority are discredited, unscientific, destructive, and unethical, and are not practiced, condoned or tolerated or by this therapist.