I am glad you have come this far into your journey to better your life, family, or marriage! It would be a joy to walk alongside you as you continue in that process. My areas of clinical interest/specialty are couples counseling, pre-marital counseling, crisis counseling, teen/college counseling, pornography and other sexual issues, substance abuse counseling, and family counseling. I take a largely Existential and Emotion-Focused therapeutic approach, while also integrating techniques and knowledge from other approaches, such as Gestalt Therapy, REBT, CBT, DBT, and Person-Centered Therapy. I am also certified in both SYMBIS and Prepare-Enrich. Faith-based counseling is not
mandatory at Agape, but it is certainly available upon request.
One of the people that I look up to most is Dr. Gary Chapman, who wrote the world-famous book “The Five Love Languages.” He has always been an influence in my personal development and in my development as a counselor, which is how I came to be so passionate about marriages and couples. In addition, I am passionate about helping individuals promote self-growth so that they can reach their goals and make their dreams a reality. I have a direct approach to counseling and WILL say something about any thoughts or behaviors that are unhealthy. I have found that people appreciate a counselor who confronts unhealthy habits rather than simply affirming them or just going along with them. However, I try to do this with as much grace and understanding as
possible, and I also base everything that I do on research and clinical experience so that clients are not swayed by my opinion, but by the collective experience of people with a wealth of research, clinical experience, and education. Research states that about 72% of the progress made in counseling is determined by the relationship and connection between the client and the counselor. If what you just read sounds like what you are seeking, then I would be thrilled to put my passion, experience, and education to use as I assist you in achieving your goals.
Areas of specialization: Couples Work, Sexual Issues and Dysfunction, Pornography Addiction, Identity and Self-Worth, Childhood Trauma, and Family Conflict.
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Oftentimes, couples will come into my office and explain that they feel like their marriage is failing, or that years of their life have been wasted on a relationship that has left both people in a state of feeling miserable. There are always different reasons for...