Jon P. Costales, Ed.S., LPC, NCC
In-Network with Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, Tricare & UHC
It is my personal creed that we are capable of resolving our own challenges. However, sometimes resolution requires guidance and learning new ways of approaching problems. As we venture down this journey of life we must decide which path is best for ourselves. My goal is to help guide you on this journey with authenticity, straight answers, and honest exchanges. I understand how difficult it can be to open the door to new experiences, and at time trust others. I approach therapy with empathy, honesty and a nonjudgmental attitude. I respect the client’s choice to explore as far as they feel comfortable, while recognizing that some topics require more time and trust than others. I use humor and openness to help develop an empowering therapeutic relationship.
I have worked with children for over 18 years and understand the challenges of managing trauma, ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, low self-esteem, and managing social interaction in a school setting. I also understand that parents need support as the child’s struggles. Additionally, I specialize in unresolved trauma or abuse.
My Theoretical orientation is a combination Client Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Creating a positive and safe environment is essential to create a place where clients feel safe to work on personal difficulties. The CBT is terrific when working on managing unwanted behaviors or feelings. It is goal focused and encourages getting clear information to assess successes and progress.
Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Client Focused Therapy
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