My counseling practice focuses on adults 18+, with a specialized focus on LGBTQ+ populations - I am held by deeply spiritual beliefs to help my LGBTQ+ community whenever possible.
I also treat addiction, dual-diagnosis, spirituality, anxiety, gender identity, depression, divorce, grief and those who are recovering from religious abuse. Meeting clients where they are in life is always my starting point while building a relationship to facilitate change.
My therapy goals for my clients are to move from a place of uncertainty and suffering to growth, healing and understanding. I help clients set goals, find inner power, build social support and discover new ways of understanding situations that happen in life. Clients can expect to overcome obstacles, confront challenges and achieve a balanced and full life. Developing self-love and self-worth are a part of each client's experience at Woodcrest Counseling.
Woodcrest Counseling provides a safe space for all to be welcomed, heard and understood. I understand how negative coping skills may destroy lives, and I have discovered through my experiences, solutions are available to those who seek. I believe renewing spirituality may add an integral approach for recovery. I use a variety of evidence-based theoretical approaches, as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to provide the best care possible.
Living with addiction or loving an addict may be devastating. Life can be exhausting from the endless cycles of trying to stop, manage, and recover and may leave feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and feeling terrified of what the future holds. I provide tools to help clients accept life situations and move forward in life without having to escape from emotions that may be difficult to handle and understand. I walk clients through each step of recovery in a deep and meaningful way.
A part of of my counseling practice is to help guide individuals who are on the path towards gender confirmation as they set goals, find inner strength and build social support to overcome challenges, confront trials and achieve a balanced blend of internal self love with the external self. I also write letters for gender confirmation, gender marker changes, surgery and hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
I specialize in providing a safe, therapeutic space for all queer adults to understand, accept and embrace their sexuality and gender to learn how to deal with the unique challenges and circumstances they may face in today's ever-changing world. My cornerstones for working with LGBTQ+ clients are to increase social support, develop spirituality and/or a sense of connectedness, identity and helping clients realize their full potential with family, either a biological or a chosen family. As a gay man, I understand the demands and pressure to conform and the heartbreak that comes from feeling rejected by those we love. Fostering authentic self-validation is critical in the healing process.
"It’s difficult to find a therapist who understands the struggles and life experiences as a queer person, and Randy has done an exceptional job of relating to and incorporating these aspects into our sessions. He has truly been a huge help in navigating life’s ups and downs. " Javier O.
"My life and my family's has forever been changed for the better. So thankful for his patience, guidance and insight; thank you will never be enough for what Randy has given me." Cara K.
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