Hello here is summary of my experience and approach to therapeutic counseling;
My experience as a clinical social worker for over 25 years includes working in the prevention and treatment of family violence, victim advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and to assist individuals experiencing depression, loss and grief. I have assisted individuals and families struggling with communication and conflict issues and provided counseling for youth as part of court ordered diversion related to behavior problems in school and at home, truancy, substance abuse, adjustment problems divorce and family separations.
My approach to counseling is client centered and solution focused in a collaborative approach to assisting clients in identifying key concerns in an atmosphere based in mutual respect. I take a holistic approach to therapy taking in account environmental, cultural and familial influences identifying client strengths and motivation for change. Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral, Rational Emotive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with focus in identifying and changing negative thinking patterns, incorporating techniques such as mindfulness and meditation.
Thank you for taking the time to review my bio and commend you for making the first step in seeking help. I am comfortable using either video teleconferencing ,telephone, live chat or messaging in conducting therapy sessions depending on your preference. I look forward to hearing from you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 87967
AZ LCSW LCSW-2279
I want to take a moment to thank you for the support you provided me during one of the most difficult times in my life. Your guidance, insight and empathy were most valuable to me. I appreciated your kindness and professionalism in listening and offering encouragement where needed. Most importantly, thank you for providing a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment for me to express my thoughts and feelings.
Written on Nov 01, 2023 after therapy with Frank for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Me. Pavone pays close attention to my issues, and has a variety of techniques and tools to help guide me and teach me to better understand myself and concerns. I’ve been seeing progress with my issues and becoming more aware the origins of some of my stress.
Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Frank for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Frank has been a blessing in my life and I am so thankful I was able to connect with him. He provided me the support I needed during a difficult transition period of dealing with a loss. I cannot recommend him enough for those seeking support. He is patient, professional and kind. Thank you Frank!
Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Frank for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd
He is very responsive.
Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Frank for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem
He's been very helpful and polite. Takes my issues and experiences seriously. Works with me at my own pace. So far I'm actually looking forward to our conversations and I'm sure it will stay that way.
Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Frank for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Frank for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem