Counseling Services

Therapeutic Approach

As a licensed counselor, when Don works with you his focus is on the present, not in the past, on solutions not just problems or symptoms. Don uses the counseling model called Reality Therapy. Reality Therapy helps you clarify what you want, what is really important to you, and what you are currently doing to get what you want. If what you are doing isn’t working, together we plan for change. Reality Therapy is a Cognitive/Behavioral model.

Choice Theory Psychology

Choice Theory was developed by Dr. William Glasser, a renowned international psychiatrist. Choice Theory teaches us how and why we behave the way we do. It explains that we choose everything we do and that the only behavior you can really control is your own.

Reality Therapy

  • Is built on the ideas of Choice Theory
  • Is a proven methodology for change
  • Is a tool for gaining effective control of your life
  • Provides a model for improving any relationship


"Choice Theory and Reality Therapy teach that we need not be victims of our past or our present unless we choose to be."
-Dr. William Glasser
  • Persons of all races, gender, sexual orientation
  • Individuals, couples, families, groups
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), counseling and training
  • Small and Family-owned businesses-help with relationship conflicts

Ideal Clients for Counseling

  • Persons wanting help with a problem relationship
  • Anyone wanting to be free from someone else's attempt to control them
  • Clients who are motivated, take responsibility, and ready for change

Areas of Focus

  • Marriage and Family
  • Relationship issues-straight couples, same sex couples
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
  • Co-Dependency issues-helping families cope with addiction
  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce Recovery

Code of Ethics

Being licensed in Indiana as a Mental Health Counselor, a Clinical Social Worker, and a National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I abide by the Code of Ethics of the following professional organizations:

  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • National Board of Certified Counselors
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Indiana Chapter
  • The William Glasser Institute


Confidentiality is maintained at all times except in certain situations when confidentiality does not apply-by court order, in the case of child or elder abuse, and for your own welfare or that of others in serious life-threatening situations. Otherwise, your rights for confidentiality are protected. Except as noted above, no records are released without your permission

Belief Statement

I believe that a better life is possible for all people. My professional ethics do not permit me to make any guarantees. However, if you are serious about wanting a better life, it is never too late to make changes.


"You can not make anyone do what he or she does not want to do. We can only teach him a better way and encourage him to try it."
-Dr. William Glasser

Don will:

  • Be open, direct, and honest with you
  • Respect your dignity and integrity as a unique person
  • Work with all persons regardless of race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, or gender identity
  • Never give up on you and always find a way to work things out