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Hello, my name is Kevin

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of New York, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin, and am Associate Professor of Counselor Education at SUNY Brockport. Over the past 16 years, my career path has taken me through Florida, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and now to my home in Rochester, NY.

 

I have experience in community mental health, crisis response, university career services, academic college success coaching, training programs for future counselors, and private practice as a mental health counselor. I have a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's in mental health counseling, and a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Florida.

I came to this career as a counselor and educator because I genuinely enjoy being able to work with others as they move through difficult times, and create plans and pathways to something better and brighter.

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my approach to counseling

I appreciate the time you are taking to choose the best person and process for your specific needs. Thank you for considering me as your counselor. I’ll share some info about me here, but check out the FAQ’s page for more info about how to choose a counselor that will be a good fit for you.

 

My goal as a counselor is to shape our work around the needs, goals, and overall direction you want to take in your life. If you have very focused, concrete issues you want to address, we’ll use a solution-focused approach to create plans and strategies for focused change and growth.

 

If you have more broad, complicated things to address, we can talk about a deeper purpose and meaning for your life that can serve as a foundation for more significant changes. No matter what you would like to talk about in counseling, we will capitalize on your strengths as a whole person to create the change you seek.

 

If you are familiar with current theories of counseling, I use a solution-focused, strengths-based approach that is founded on understanding what motivates you to make the changes you seek.  I also use Logotherapy as a way to address “big picture” issues and concerns to help you develop a sense of purpose for your daily life.

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counseling topics and subject expertise

As a counselor, I am most certainly open to and trained in working with issues of depression, anxiety, stress, and other symptoms that you may be experiencing. But, to say it another way, those symptom are usually tied to specific situations and events.

 

These examples on the right are a sampling of topics we can successfully address with counseling. It is not meant to be a complete list, so please reach out if you would like to learn more about other subjects we might address.

*On the other hand, I am not currently accepting clients who are experiencing persistent suicidal thoughts, those who want to work through specific traumatic events (ones that you have not already processed with a specialist), or those who are experiencing serious challenges in daily functioning.

career/work changes

becoming a parent

transition into and graduating from college

men's and/or dad's issues

seeking success in the professional workplace

changes in health status

starting/ending of close relationships

reconsidering your identity after an important event or realization

specific family conflicts/concerns

seeking a deeper purpose in your life

religious/spiritual concerns

aging-related concerns

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