Provider type: Candidate
Serving: Adolescent (Ages 12+), Families, Groups, Individuals
When you enter a session with Connor, you’ll experience empathy, acceptance and understanding. You’ll enjoy a bit of light humor to help break the tension of tackling difficult feelings, behaviors and thoughts. You’ll meet a therapist who’ll help you discover your strengths and learn how to use them to address whatever you’re struggling with so you can become whole again.
Connor’s clients can overcome relational issues, depression, anxiety, fears, the feeling that they’re stuck in their life, social difficulties (like interacting with peers), anger, and emotional dysregulation. He also can work with clients to address eating disorders.
Connor uses a variety of tools to help clients get back in touch with their emotional selves by paying attention to their bodily sensations, tracking thoughts and behaviors to figure out why they do certain things, and learning to apply coping skills and self-care tools when life feels difficult. He also uses specific behavioral interventions to deal with anxiety and depression, plus combinations of person-centered modalities like CBT, DBT, and ACT.
With a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and a Master’s degree in clinical mental health from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo., Connor has experience working with youth and families, as well as with clients in a community mental health setting and a residential mood and anxiety/eating disorder setting. Connor also can approach therapy from a Christian faith perspective and include his animal assisted therapy dog Ralphie in session when appropriate.