The chair is yours. Let's talk.
Initially, I started D.U.D.E. Mental Health to be a program for men. The name kind of gave that away. But while my passion remains as a man helping other men, I have passion for particular issues that cross all genders. So I've changed my practice to be gender inclusive. I'm keeping the name because I like to think that a "dude" is a friend, someone who listens and cares. You may be struggling with: eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationships, parenting, performance anxiety or perfectionism about athletics or performing arts, major life changes, and more. I get these issues deeply from personal experience, and I use that experience plus my many years of training and clinical work to provide insightful and direct care. I'm not your gentle touch, quiet, laid back clinician. I laugh, listen, shoot straight, and give you a good dose of masculine energy in your therapy. If this is what you're looking for, let's work.
Serving all genders in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia via Telehealth
D.U.D.E. stands for Developing Understanding, Developing Empathy. To recover from any kind of mental health issue, the starting point is understanding what you call the issue, how it developed, and how you treat it. That's the "understanding" part. Then you have to "develop empathy" for yourself and normalize it's okay to struggle. Mental health issues stem from biological origins and environmental triggers. It's not your fault, but it is your responsibility to get better. It takes hard work on your part. Face the issues head on, be courageous, ask for help, and know you're not alone.
Mine is a no B.S. program. At the same time, I'm no drill sergeant. All I really promise to you is this: I will provide education, resources, honesty, skill development, and an opportunity to be fully heard and understood. The work of recovery does not happen in the therapy session. It happens when you apply in the real world the lessons, tools, and insights gained in session. I will work as hard as you will. It all starts with you asking for help.
I'm the founder of D.U.D.E. Mental Health. I consider myself a "wounded healer," someone who has suffered from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and self-harm in my life. I get this stuff inside and out. If you're ready to work, let's get started.
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