Areas of Practice

Meet Tony: A Compassionate Guide to Wellness

Hello, I’m Tony, and I am here to support and empower you on your journey to mental wellness. With extensive expertise and an integrative approach, I tailor my counseling to suit your individual needs.

I have in-depth experience helping with the following:

  • Chronic Insomnia and Nightmares: Finding restful sleep and overcoming the fears that haunt the night.
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Stress Management: Crafting strategies to balance emotions and create a calm, focused life.
  • LGBTQ+ Matters: Providing support with identity, shame, coming out, and other unique challenges within the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Relationships: Fostering healthy connections with oneself and others.
  • Workplace and Caregiver Stress: Creating coping mechanisms for those who nurture and support others.
  • Major Life Transitions: Guiding through the emotional complexities of aging, illness, and family changes.

My Therapeutic Philosophy

The core of my approach to counseling and therapy is non-judgmental, integrative, collaborative, and strengths-focused. Informed by an anti-oppressive lens, my philosophy centers on your worldview and recognizes that multiple truths can exist simultaneously.

We’ll explore how beliefs, assumptions, and words shape our feelings and experiences within relationships, community, and society – for better or worse.

Counseling with me can help situate your stories in a larger context and provide opportunities to collaboratively find new perspectives to see and address challenges.

While therapy may not solve all problems, it can effectively reduce distress, discomfort, or fear, turning your inner resources towards hopefulness and change.

Remember, therapy isn’t only about problems. We also focus on solutions, change, new knowledge, and empowering you to re-focus on strengths, resiliency, and what you desire more from life.

Evidence-Based Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i): A structured approach that helps clients understand and change patterns of thinking and behavior. CBT-i is specially tailored to treat insomnia.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Encourages clients to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them, guiding towards committed, value-driven actions.
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): Focuses on being fully present and engaged in the current moment, reducing stress and depression through mindfulness practices.
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT): A goal-directed collaborative approach, emphasizing immediate solutions to problems rather than analyzing their root causes.
  • Person-Centered Therapy: A non-directive therapeutic approach that relies on the client’s intrinsic ability to discover their own solutions, fostering a deep and non-judgmental self-understanding.
  • Motivational Interviewing: A collaborative conversation style that strengthens a person’s motivation and commitment to change, addressing ambivalence and resistance.
  • Positive Psychology and Coaching: A focus on personal growth and improvement rather than mental illness, leveraging positive emotions and personal strengths to foster satisfaction and contentment in life.

Your goals, past experiences, and my counseling knowledge will guide our exploration of these approaches. Together, we’ll work to build a fulfilling, balanced, and resilient life.

Ready to get started? Connect with me for a complimentary and confidential initial consultation.