I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (Georgia), Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (Georgia), and a Master Addiction Counselor (Nationally). I have been in the mental health and addiction field for over 38 years, twenty-five of those were in acute care inpatient psychiatric hospitals. I also served as a full-time and part-time instructor/lecturer at Columbus State University from 2001-2019, teaching graduate studies in the Clinical Mental Health Counselor and School Counselor programs.
Listed below, in alphabetical order, are areas of interest in which I have many years of counseling experience and expertise:
Alcohol and Other Drug/Substance Abuse, Dependence, and Addiction.
Behavior (Process) Addiction (many of these have been, or are, treated as obsessive/compulsive disorders), gambling, sex and relationship addiction including pornography, internet addiction, gaming, self-harm/self-mutilation, spending, shoplifting)
Co-Occurring/Dual Diagnosis Issues (substance or process/addiction combined with mental and or behavioral health disorders, i.e. having a primary diagnosis of Alcohol Use Disorder and a primary diagnosis of Major Depression)
Developmental Issues (from pre-adolescence through the lifespan)
Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues (teen and adult)
Grief/Loss (this may be related to a death, health issues, career, relationship, developmental transition to another stage of life including empty nest, relocation or other loss)
Mood Disorders Depression / Bipolar / Anxiety Disorder
Parenting Issues (Including grand-parents raising grand-children, parents dealing with their adult children, and parenting in general)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (related not only to issues specific to members of the Armed Forces but also related to issues resulting from other forms of emotional trauma as individually defined by each trauma survivor, i.e., all forms of abuse or assault, sudden death, accidents, natural disaster and social catastrophe to name a few.)
Relationship/Couples Issues (this includes those currently in relationships-gay or straight, those just out of relationship and those with a history of chaotic and/or failed relationships as well as)