Dr. Szczotka (Shotka) specializes in the growth and healing of the individual and the relationships that support us. Let's work through conflict and change for the better.
*Scheduling disclaimer, I am currently only available on Sunday mornings and early afternoons. I apologize for my limited schedule.
I am approaching my 3rd decade of experience working with individuals, couples, and parents. I believe that treatment must be oriented around insight and change. The first step to change is to develop a practical understanding of the problem and the "why?". The second step is to agree to work together to improve the problem by doing something different, the "how?".
Understanding how to change, cope, and/or become a better or different you and different to others- partners, colleagues, children is not an easy task, but can start with healthy reflection, interpretation, and ultimately insight, understanding and change. This change can be accelerated through therapy. There is no "one size fits all" as we all have unique experiences, needs and differences that brought us to where we are at this moment, and then the next. You can expect to receive customized attention that strategically fits you and your lifestyle.
I am also passionate about helping other clinicians build skills, launch and persistently improve their personal practice. Supervision of counselors allows me to keep my pulse on the next generation and is a welcome compliment to my other professional endeavors.
My experience includes individual, marital, family and group therapy in both out-patient and in-patient care settings. I have taught undergraduate and graduate students at both college and university in the departments of psychology, counseling, education, and human resources. I am an occasional conference speaker and community panelist regarding issues of community health.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401009712