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The Purpose of Psychotherapy is

To Set People Free

About

About Me

You want to choose the right counselor, someone you can trust to make you feel cared for, and with the experience to help you make the changes for the better. A good therapist should help you become stronger and much more self-aware. Some counselors are experts in relationships and understand the dynamics of our interactions with others. Relationship counselors help in intimate relationships with a partner or spouse, other family members, and even people within your professional working world. Some counselors have experience in particular areas, such as addiction management, anger management, adjusting to life changes, conflict reduction and management, developing higher levels of emotional intelligence, food and eating difficulties, grief and loss, healing and forgiveness, spiritual development, and much more.

I have been a professional counselor for over 30 years, helping individuals address the life issues mentioned above; over 80% of my clients have successfully overcome these challenges and created the outcomes they hoped for before starting the counseling process.

If you are ready to create the change you are looking for, please schedule a consultation session with me to see if I can offer you the kind of help you are looking for. I am encouraged that we can accomplish much together to address the issues troubling you and have brought you to counseling. I hope to see you in session soon!

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Treatment

Specializing in Counseling both Individuals and Couples.

Anxiety

Although most people have felt anxious from time to time that does not mean that everyone suffers from an anxiety disorder.  Symptoms of anxiety include irritability, intense fear, worry, difficulty concentrating, and a general “keyed up” feeling.  Physical symptoms of anxiety often include sweating, dry mouth, hot flashes or chills, dizziness, heart palpitations, muscle tension, trembling, nausea, and restlessness.  When anxiety is very severe, lasts for a long time or frequently recurs, and is disruptive to a person’s life and comfort it may be a diagnosable Anxiety Disorder.  Although Anxiety Disorders are one of the more common forms of psychological disorders and millions of people suffer from diagnosable anxiety problems, it is also true that Anxiety Disorders are among the most treatable of mental health conditions.  Of major concern, however, is the fact that only about 25% of people with actual anxiety disorders will receive appropriate treatment—this is not acceptable, particularly when the appropriate treatments are not nearly as expensive as the costs of anxiety disorders in terms of lost work and school time and money spent on unneeded medical tests or inadequate treatments that are not focused on the anxiety itself. If you are having these kinds of experiences you don't have to struggle alone schedule a counseling session today.

Depression

Sadness is a perfectly normal reaction to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. Many people use the word “depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but the symptoms of depression are much more than just sadness. Depression is the overwhelming feeling of sadness when everything in your life seems to be going right. However, some depressed people don’t feel sad at all—they may feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic, or some may even feel angry, aggressive, and restless. Whatever the symptoms, depression is different from normal sadness in that it engulfs your day-to-day life, interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are intense and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief.

The normal ups and downs of life mean that everyone feels sad or down from time to time. But if hopelessness, isolation, and despair have taken hold of your life and won’t go away, you may have symptoms of depression. Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy the things you once did. Just getting through the day can be overwhelming. But no matter how hopeless you feel, you can get better. Understanding the signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment of depression is the first step to overcoming the problem. As a professional counselor I am here to bring greater clarity to your understanding of these challenges.

Relationships

Relationships can be difficult because people are different, but they can also be successful if both people are open and willing to accept and understand those differences. In fact, differences can make a relationship stronger because each person can compensate for the other's weaknesses and bring different perspectives.

You are not in a world by yourself, and people are social beings, so it is essential that we learn how to have the best relationships possible. As a relationship counselor, I help in intimate relationships with a partner or spouse, other family members, and even people within your professional working world. I aid people in experiencing a reduction in conflicts and, in the development higher levels of emotional intelligence and relational confidence to create the most healthy relationship with all those you interact with the most in your life. Relationship conflicts can be a significant source of stress. When the conflict in your relationship is ongoing, it creates stress that can negatively affect the health and well-being of both you and others that you care about. 

Couples Therapy

I have been a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator and instructor for over 25 years to aide couples in achieving  the best relationships possible. 

PREPARE/ENRICH helps you examine your relationship on dimensions found to be important to relationship health.  You will learn how to communicate more effectively with each other so that you can improve your relationship and continue to understand, connect, and relate in healthy ways.  You will learn and practice skills that will serve your relationship now and in the future.  Improve your relationship Whether you are dating, engaged, or married, PREPARE/ENRICH has been scientifically proven to improve your relationship dynamics and relationship skills.    It is fun to explore and examine your relationship within a framework that encourages awareness of thoughts, feelings, constructive dialogue, and meaningful understanding of each other.  

Trauma

Some people can recall the exact moment their lives changed forever. The horrific accident. The miscarriage. The first time they were hit by someone who was supposed to love them. The moment when their innocence was taken. Others can’t remember a time when their lives weren’t marked by trauma, abuse, or neglect.

Too many never really heal from trauma, and trauma ends up controlling their lives. Maybe that’s you. You know the person you want to be — your “pre-traumatized self” — is buried deep inside, but you can’t seem to find that person anymore.

Now it’s your turn. It may seem impossible, but in only 12 weeks, you can begin to break the harmful patterns of denying, crying, numbing, and running from your pain and start walking down a proven path of healing.

All of your symptoms may not go away, but trauma doesn’t have to control your life any longer. You can overcome trauma and embrace a brighter future. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.

Adolescent Therapy

Adolescence is an intense stage of life. As young people move through the stages of adolescence, hormonal changes and puberty can wreak havoc on teens’ physical and emotional well-being. There are many external factors disrupting the mental health of today’s teens, including social media, constant stimulation, fear about world events and climate change. In addition, adolescents deal with perennial issues like peer pressure, self-esteem issues, and bullying.

Counseling for teens helps adolescents learn healthy coping skills and set realistic goals. Clinical mental health counseling provides a safe space for teens to explore distressing thoughts and emotions, work through childhood trauma, and build stronger connections with family members.

Contact

Alex Young, CA

"Randall is SUPER great! I can’t wait to have my counseling session with him again so I can continue to grow in my spiritual walk as a man, husband, & father."

Andrew Morgan, TX

"Randall is an amazing therapist. Best therapist anyone could ask for! He really gets down to the core issues and root causes of things all while listening and understanding me at the same time. He’s absolutely the definition of a good therapist!"

Israel Schwartz , NY

"10/10 therapist, was very helpful and a great listener."
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