There are a number of factors that can help you decide if a particular therapist might be a good fit for you including:
Demographics -- Working with different people from different backgrounds is something that keeps my work interesting over time. Your gender, ethnicity, religious or spiritual affiliation, sexual orientation, age, etc... are just some of the variables that make you unique. If you're over the age of 12 years, we might work well together.
Issues -- You should also consider the focus of the issues that you are seeking treatment for. Over the past 18 years, I've gained a considerable amount of experience working with individuals and couples concerned with a variety of issues including those listed in the left column.
Therapist's Style or Model -- There are many different schools of thought that govern how a therapist will interact with you over the course of your treatment. With the premise that my role is to help you reach your goals, I integrate aspects of several models including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, ERP, and narrative therapies depending upon what is most likely to help you reach your goals. Decisions about how to proceed and what changes to make in your life are always your prerogative.
Issues best referred to a specialist -- Some treatment issues can be handled more successfully by professionals who have specialized training. If you're looking for help with one of the following areas, you'd probably be served best by a specialist.
Taming Procrastination & Perfectionism
Empathy: balancing compassion and angst.
Deconstructing / Unmasking Anger
Stephen O'Neill, LCSW/MSW
Ph: 248 910-4636
Using and Diffusing Repetitive Routines / Compulsions
Creative Minds in a Regimented World.
AD/HD: Better Focus / Less Distraction
Resolving Grief / Loss
Narcissist in your life? Maybe you're not crazy.
Easing Social Anxiety
Releasing Guilt / Shame