A Note From Justin
I have been a licensed clinical mental health counselor in Indiana for five years. I received my master's degree in counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville, emphasizing Catholic/Christian counseling.
After completing my degree and many internships, such as a community mental health center, drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, and an alternate school, I went on to work in a local community mental health center. While there, I worked with many diverse populations, including families, couples, and individual clients of all ages. I have worked in the school setting, providing mental health care and education and collaborating with community partners.
My mission is to provide professional help to guide you to find peace in your life. Counseling can help you better understand and adjust your relationship with yourself, others, and God.
My Catholic faith is an essential component of how I conceptualize the world. Jesus Christ is the ultimate healer, and I hope to allow Christ through my work to help bring you to a place of healing and peace. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship as an instrument of change and evidence-based practices.
Every person can make changes in their life. The foundation of change starts with this very basic concept; change is possible. The therapeutic relationship is a supportive, trusting, and honest relationship where the belief in oneself and your own ability to change can flourish. I believe every person has the ability and talents to get where they desire to go. I help to provide the tools and guidance to help each person work through the area in their life causing them to feel stuck. Each person comes with a wide range of experiences and history. I invite them to bring into the counseling relationship as a source of inspiration and change.
Primarily using a form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy called REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy), I hope to help clients evaluate their lives, find and replace those negative beliefs, behaviors, and patterns, and introduce strategies to help clients find peace. Secondly, by educating clients about the way their brains and bodies work, he believes that knowledge is a source of hope and change. Justin draws from other types of therapies and techniques: Reality Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Play Therapy.