Hi, my name is Alan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Georgia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. I have been Licensed as a Professional Counselor since 1996. I have a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut at Bridgeport CT, as well as course work in professional counseling from Georgia State University, Capella University and the William Alanson White institute for psychotherapy.
Currently I run a Human Service Program at a college in Maryland where I teach students how to be “Helpers” I teach courses in individual, family, addiction and group counseling.
I have over 40 years of counseling experience working with people from all walks of life as well all ages, (i.e. nationalities, race sex & sexual orientation etc.) I have worked in such diverse settings as prisons, community mental health centers, college counseling centers, state mental hospitals, drug treatment centers Veterans hospitals & Vet Centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and private practice
What makes me a good couples therapist is my understanding that a good relationship is rooted in the couples ability to set "healthy boundaries" with each other, this is based on the notion we have to separate "here & now" issues and "there and then" issues in a relationship. I help couples learn how to distinguish here & now issues from there & then issues by using an attachment-based approach which helps couples see how their attachment styles impacts how they set boundaries with each other. I use my relationship with the couple to help them understand how to make the changes they need to develop a more respectful and healthy understanding of boundaries and safe space and how to communicate that to each other
I promise I will listen, support, care, help you problem solve and focus on helping you understand who you are and what you want in life, as if we were sitting together in a face to face consulting room. One final comment Although we will have a designated time to talk, I want you to feel free to contact me anytime day or night, I check my computer very frequently and I am never bothered by my clients who contact me out of genuine need and concern.
I look forward to working with you in the future
Trauma issues, especially Veterans issues
Life Span and Sexual identity issues
Depression, anxiety and alienation
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Anger management
- Compassion fatigue
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LPC #PRC 14213 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
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LCPC #LC 6417 (Expires: 2021-01-31)
Alan was immediately effective. I sense he’s seen just about everything before and knows how to expose what you need to work on and compliments the positives.
Alan is very honest, attentive and responsive. He is always there when I need to reach him. I'm definitely getting more clarity about my situation as I talk with him more.
Alan has a great bedside manner that makes you feel comfortable to confide in. Both my wife and I are extremely happy with his service, we can't praise Alan enough.