Why Work With Dr. Bill?
Counseling and therapy are my calling. I am passionate about my work and truly enjoy using my skills and experience to help others become the kind of person they want to be and live the kind of life that they are meant to live. I use innovative and evidence based strategies woven within traditional approaches that are effective and reliable.
I have over 30 years of professional experience in the field, in a wide variety of settings in which I encountered most every kind of problems that people experience. Through my work, I have honed a solid set of skills that work. My training is at the doctoral level which means that I have had advanced clinical training in all areas of practice above and beyond the Master’s degree. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio and an Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained Therapist
As a Professor of Counseling for 20 or so years, I was responsible for training hundreds of professional counselors who now are employed in agencies, private practices and schools. I know what it takes to be make a successful professional counselor and to be effective. I still am active in conducting research and scholarly work which enables me to keep up to date in the field and to contribute to the advancement of counseling.
Ph.D. Counseling and Human Development Services, Kent State University, 1996. My doctoral program included advanced training in individual, couples and family counseling. While the majority of therapists have a class in marriage and family therapy, I had a number of advanced classes in family counseling, couple counseling and completed supervised clinical training in these areas in the training clinic as well as an advanced internship in individual therapy in a mental health facility
MS Ed. in Counseling, Youngstown State University, 1990. This program was the first accredited counseling program in Ohio and provided a solid foundation for the practice of professional counseling.
BA Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 1982.
If you are interested in learning more about my scholarly work as a professor, click here.
It may interesting to know that before working in this field, I worked as a steel worker, construction guy, driver, cook, retail clerk, salesperson and too many other jobs to list here! I lived in Australia for a year and learned to do cattle and sheep work on horseback. I grew up in a family with 6 children and have been married for almost thirty years and raised two boys who are now good young men. I am more than familiar with the challenges of keeping a relationship moving forward, dealing with difficult parenting issues and juggling the demands of work at the same time! I am active in my community and church. I know that these experiences help me to understand people just like you who come to my practice seeking real solutions for real life problems.