Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! This means that you are contemplating the beginning of your therapeutic journey, and this is a beautiful first step. I truly believe that ANYBODY can benefit from therapy no matter one's age, gender or race.
I received my Master's in counseling and psychological services from Saint Mary’s University. Since that time, I earned my Licensed professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio. I have experience working for a community based agency, private practice, and school base counseling in which my case load was high school, middle school and elementary school age students. Out side of the counseling field I am a varsity football and track coach in the inner city, where I assume the role as mentor, and a positive male role model. In these roles I have come to learn that working with the families is just as important as the work done with the child. Working with children and teens is a passion of mine, and I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
I’m experienced in working with individuals and families. I also have experience serving diverse populations with a wide range of mental health concerns including; (anxiety, depression, etc.), cultural issues, addictions, life adjustments/transitions, trauma informed therapy, family conflict, and troubled parent child relationships, relationship issues, stress management, life transitions, grief and loss, addictions, parenting struggles, school challenges and conflicts, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
I believe in a person centered counseling approach where my clients are able to feel a sense of respect and autonomy. In addition, I utilize motivational interviewing skills, solution focused therapy, reality therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Your goals are what is important to me, and will be the foundation of our therapeutic journey together.
I understand that it can be difficult to ask for assistance and I recognize the courage that it takes. Therefore, My main goals are to meet you where you are at and work cooperatively with my clients to help them meet their goals. As well as to create a comfortable and safe space for you with no judgment. I'm here to support you along the way and help you to reach a state of relief from whatever your unique situation may be, and look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to contact me
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPCC #E.2002019 (Expires: 2022-11-25)
Otimbum is a genuinely caring person. He is real and relatable. He listens, asks important questions and shares his life experience as well as professional advice. I've had difficulty finding talk therapy helpful in the past because I've felt judged and looked down on. Otimbum is easy to talk to, which makes even challenging suggestions easier to work through.
My son has a difficult time with opening up and discussing his problems. He was able to quickly establish trust and rapport with my son and engage him quickly to optimize his counseling time.
I really feel like he understands me and how I express myself. I don't feel judged he makes me feel comfortable opening about things that happen to me.
Otimbum listens to me and my concerns, and makes me feel like my feelings are valid. Never makes me feel bad for needing to talk, and is a wonderful therapist.