Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sean has extensive experience working with trauma issues. Therefore, he helps patients to alleviate their symptoms in a variety of ways. At the same time he has a very individualized approach. He uses various tools such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), The Trauma Model, anxiety reduction skills, and more.
Dissociation is a symptom related to traumatic experiences. A person may lose time during a day, feel disconnected from their bodies, or in some cases develop separate personalities (Dissociative Identity Disorder). Sean will work with you on time loss reduction, grounding skills, and full integration of personalities. He also realizes that for some patients the goal may be to have full cooperation throughout their personality system and to not fully integrate. Mr. Burns also provides an additional support with his Dissociative Disorders Group Therapy.
Substance Use Disorders (Drug and Alcohol Abuse)
Whether your drug of choice is alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, or something else Sean is a Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor who will walk with you on your healing journey. He has experience working in a residential treatment center, psychiatric hospital, and outpatient centers to address these substance issues. Sean will work with you not only on relapse prevention skills but will also help you to dig deep and address some of your underlying issues that drive the addiction.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Some people struggle more with attention, others with impulsivity, and some may struggle with both. Sean will help you to clarify what your struggle is and then implement a behavioral plan. He is happy to work with adults and children on this matter.
Depression has often been called the common cold of the mental health field. You are not alone and Sean would love to help you come up with a treatment plan that will reduce your depression symptoms today. He will help you to implement an anti- depressant lifestyle through coping skills, relationship management skills, and more.
Anxiety can show itself in a variety of ways via racing thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, and generalized anxiety. Sean can help you to identify your particular concern and come up with ways to reduce your anxiety symptoms. He works with patients on skills such as mental imagery, muscle tension relaxation, and journaling to help alleviate their anxiety.
These addictions seem to becoming more of a common struggle in the age of the internet. Sean has worked with many people who have pornography addictions. He realizes that may just be a starting point and how for some people the pornography graduates to sexually acting out. Sean respectfully works with the addicted person by teaching approaches to stopping the behaviors and also by addressing deeper issues that may drive the addiction.
Sean enjoys teaching couples conflict resolution skills. He uses skills and theories taught by experts in the field. It is common for couples to participate in role playing and reflective listening exercises to help them better understand one another. On a personal note, Sean has been married for 25 years and will sometimes share ideas that have helped him and his wife in their journey.
We all have to address loss at some point in our lives. Sean will provide education on the impact of grief both emotionally and physically. He will also supportively listen to your story and connect you to additional grief support if necessary (support groups). Whether it be the loss of a loved one, a move, divorce, or the loss of a healthy childhood Sean will help you to heal those wounds.
Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP)
Sean is a trained and certified Substance Abuse Professional who provides evaluations to those employees under the umbrella of the DOT. More specifically, if a DOT employee tests positive to a drug test then they would need this SAP evaluation service. The types of drug tests could be the following: Pre-Employment, Random, Post Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, or Return-To-Duty. Basically, the DOT employee would have to meet with Sean for an Initial Evaluation, complete their Treatment Plan, and then see Sean again for a Follow-Up Evaluation. This process allows a pathway for DOT employees to get back their jobs while at the same time keeping the public safe.