I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies to help people across the nation and the world to find better ways of managing their depression, anxiety, and marriage issues.
I have earned the distinguished badge and am Board Certified with the National Board of Certified Counselors (USA), which stringently governs the qualifications of its members.
The following indicates some of what it takes to earn this badge:
Master’s degree with a major study in counseling from a regionally accredited or CACREP-accredited counseling program, including at least 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours of graduate-level academic credit in counseling.
Documentation of 100 hours of counseling supervision and 3,000 hours of counseling work experience. This requirement is waived in certain circumstances: for graduates of CACREP-accredited counseling programs; for fully state-licensed professional counselors; for those who have had a degree conferred from a regionally accredited doctoral program in counseling.
Applicant was required to earn passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE). Both are proctored exams on counseling competencies complete with identity verification at an NBCC-approved testing site.
Ethics – Must adhere to the standards identified in the NBCC Code of Ethics.
Recertification – NCCs recertify every five years and are required to earn a specific number of continuing education clock hours.
Additionally, I coach individuals and couples across the world via online video and audio meetings. I assist people in accurately assessing their current situation, setting viable goals to achieve their outcomes, and identify ways to self-improve throughout life.