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Imperfect?

Dominic has been incredibly helpful thus far, listening to my issues/concerns and offering perspectives with neutrality and professionalism. I'm going through a very difficult part of my life and glad to have him there to listen each week and also offer some perspective and coping mechanisms.

-Confidential

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING...

FAQ's

 
Sex & Porn Addiction

Sex & Porn Addiction

Infidelity & Betrayal Trauma

Infidelity & Betrayal Trauma

Couple's Therapy: Gottman Method

Couple's Therapy: Gottman Method

Open Relationships / Non-Monogomy

Open Relationships / Non-Monogomy

Men's Issues

Men's Issues

LGBTQ individual/couples therapy

LGBTQ individual/couples therapy

Depression & Loneliness

Depression & Loneliness

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

PTSD & EMDR

PTSD & EMDR

Perfectionism

Perfectionism

Stress & Anxiety

Stress & Anxiety

Specialties

 

Therapy
Approaches

I use different types of interventions in therapy.
These are the Practices that I have been trained in and regularly use as interventions. The only Practice I currently use are Evidence-Based.

Evidence-Based Practices

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Object Relations

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

  • Mindfulness-Based CBT & Interventions

  • NonViolent Communication

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Family Systems

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

(CSAT)

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)

CSATs are required to attend over 300 hours of in-person classes, participate in 30 hours of clinical supervision, as well as ongoing continuing education courses to keep up-to-date with developing research in Sex Addiction and Betrayal. CSATs are also trained in Betrayal Trauma and healing relationships after betrayal. 

certification in progress:

Gottman Method Couple's Therapist

The Gottman Institute

The Gottman Method for Couple's Therapy is an evidence-based couple's therapy approach to improve relationships, compatibility, and intimacy. The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy has been established as "Evidence-Based Treatment for Same-Sex Couples."

Populations Worked with

Providing  the MAJORITY of my 14 years of therapy with:

  • the LGBTQ Community 

  • Young Adults

  • Couples (Heterosexual, Homosexual, and mixed relationships in monogamous and open) 

  • Men

EMDR-Trained Therapist

The EMDR Institute, Inc

An EMDR-Trained therapist is required to 20 hours of in-classroom training, 20 hours of direct supervised practice, and at least 10 hours of direct clinical supervision with a EMDR Institute approved Supervisor. There are no "levels" when it comes to EMDR training. There are EMDR-Trained therapists and there are EMDR-Certified therapists. EMDR-Certified Therapists are subject to the same requirements as EMDR-Trained therapists, but additionally they need 50 hours of supervised practice, 20 hours of consultation with an EMDR Certified Therapist, and 12 hours of continuing education units every 2 years. 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

(LCSW)

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

LCSW's can practice psychotherapy after earning a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW). MSW's must complete of 3200 hours of supervised face-to-face psychotherapy, and pass rigorous California State Board Exams. Once passed, and MSW becomes an LCSW. LCSWs are also required to complete ongoing Continuing Education Units each year. Evidence-based practices are taught in MSW Grad School Programs and throughout our trainings and professional experiences; some require specialized trainings.

 LCSW's are trained in treating the person "in their environment," which is to consider mental  and emotional health in the context of one's environment.  

Certificates
& Trainings

 

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