Hal is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, and certified to perform Auricular Acupuncture Detoxification. Hal has over 30 years of experience in the fields of mental health and substance abuse. He has worked in a variety of settings, including psychosocial rehabilitation programs, community services boards, intensive outpatient treatment, and private practice settings. Hal utilizes a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy approach and incorporates Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution-Focused techniques. He believes that every individual comes to therapy with his or her unique set of issues, concerns, and needs and spends time helping individuals sort through the chaos and confusion in their lives in order to feel more balanced and grounded. Hal also incorporates non-traditional approaches into his practice, such as the use of acupuncture, hand-drums, meditation, and guided imagery.
When Hal is not working, he enjoys drumming with his band, spending time with his daughter, and being outdoors.
Master of Science (Rehabilitation Counseling)- Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
License & Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor (VA)- #0701003786
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (VA)- #0710001240
Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist