Life can present us with a variety of overwhelming challenges. It takes a great deal of courage and introspection to identify that it may be time to reach out for support. Spenser is grateful you have taken the time to begin that exploration for yourself. Spenser believes that humans are capable of growth, change, resiliency, and optimism amidst these difficulties or uncertainties.
Spenser specializes in working with adults (18+) across a variety of presenting concerns including: anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, trauma, substance use, sex-related concerns, relationship problems, and self-esteem. Additionally, as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Spenser feels that representation matters and appreciates the opportunity to affirm the experiences of our vibrant, queer communities.
Spenser’s therapeutic style is eclectic, collaborative, genuine, compassionate, consent-oriented, and person-centered. Spenser believes you are the expert in yourself and your experiences.
Spenser utilizes evidence-based practices to address bio-psycho-social concerns from the lenses of: EMDR, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, Attachment Theory, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. In addition to his counseling background, he also has a Masters Degree in Sociology and Bachelors in Sociology and Bachelors in Women’s Studies/Gender Studies. He believes that it is helpful to recognize the impact of our micro-, meso-, and macro-level experiences on our lives.
He believes that the therapeutic relationship is one of the crucial keys to success with therapy. If you feel he may be a good fit, please feel free to reach out. He would welcome the privilege to walk alongside you as you navigate your lived experience.