Tyler is a professional counselor who earned his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UW-Milwaukee in 2018. His major interests include identity development, family issues, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, grief, domestic violence and trauma. He is passionate about integrating art, play and technology into therapy and believes in taking a holistic approach when working with clients. He welcomes people of all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Tyler’s style is guided by the idea that people are the experts on themselves. He doesn’t seek to change clients, but rather empower and encourage their personal growth. Acknowledgment, understanding and self-acceptance are the foundation for growth. Tyler seeks to provide a therapeutic space for clients to exercise control and be an active participant in their treatment. Tyler believes it is an honor to work alongside clients on their journey towards healing and growth.
Tyler has several years of experience working with children and families in a variety of contexts. Tyler believes that early experiences, attachments and bonds set the stage for lifestyle, behaviors, and relationships across the lifespan.
Tyler tailors his clinical and theoretical approach to accommodate the needs of each client. He feels that a strong relationship between therapist and client based on trust, nonjudgment and unconditional positive regard is the most important aspect of therapy. He is trained and skilled at working with clients utilizing psychodynamic, existential, narrative, gestalt and humanistic perspectives. He also uses more structured approaches such as solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy when a more direct approach is beneficial.