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Mental Health Professional
320-239-2257 ext. 3211
BSW, University of Wyoming
MSW, Colorado State University
Areas of specialization:
- Depression and anxiety
- Anger management and domestic violence
- Abuse and trauma recovery
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD)
- Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD)
- Family relationships, including parent-child conflict
Carl provides individual counseling, group therapy and family counseling from a strengths-based perspective. He utilizes both traditional counseling techniques along with mind/body management to assist individuals in finding balance and self-regulation in a stressful world. He also employs knowledge from his experience as a Tai Chi instructor to access situations which present roadblocks; he helps clients develop strategies to manage such stressor and roadblocks to reach success.
Carl has more than 30 years experience in the mental health field. He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for treatment of trauma. As a part of treatment he often uses an activity based intervention approach. The therapeutic aims of an activity can be diverse, for example with the activity of duct tape wallets the possible aims may be:
• to assess the level of function (cognitive skills), concentration, ability to follow instructions (verbal/written), sequencing skills, accuracy, timing, attention to safety, planning and organization, decision-making
• to improve the level of function in any of the above skills through selection and
• to improve confidence/self-esteem through the successful completion of a familiar task
• to learn new skills
• to encourage social interaction using a task-focused activity.