Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Colin is an alumnus of Widener University, having obtained a dual master’s in clinical social work and one in Human Sexuality Education. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Colin has worked with a wide variety of age ranges and racial/ethnic/cultural backgrounds from as young as 6 to as old as 72). Currently, he is focusing his work on helping LGBTQIA, People of Color, and men populations in late adolescence through working adult lifespan areas.
Colin specializes in working with these populations on a variety of issues including identity development, depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, mood issues, racial/cultural concerns, relationship concerns, life transitions and stressors, etc. His approach to counseling is rooted in an integrative approach anchored in humanistic and empowerment models while also influenced by narrative theory – which focuses on the lived stories that the self has internalized, and helping folks to reauthor their narrative towards one that is more authentic and thriving.
Colin sees his role with his clients as a witness-barer, as a sounding-board, a safe-space creator, and insight provider. Clients are the experts and the final decision-makers on their lives, and with that their authenticity and willingness to risk vulnerability are key to making therapy of benefit to them. One of Colin’s primary motivations as a Social Worker is to reduce barriers to mental health and to create space where black and brown folks can give themselves permission to grown and to be authentically human.
Colin is licensed as a clinical social worker in D.C. and Maryland.