Untangle and Grow Counseling

25 North 14th St., Ste. 505, San Jose, Ca 95112
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So many things can move us forward or they can stop us, be they things of physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual nature. They may appear in our lives as visible and invisible ropes, chains, vines, and roots. This can result in feeling weighed down, making it hard to move and preventing us from moving forward in our life.

So what can we do?

  1. Cut the binds, which slow us down and leaves debris in our wake. 
  2. Untangle, which takes time, but is less likely to leave debris that can slow us down.
  3. Remain tangled and grow towards the light, and hope to not to go askew.

Let’s define what our goal is:

To Untangle

  1. to bring out of a tangled state; disentangle
  2. to straighten out or clear up (anything confused or perplexing).

To Grow

  1. to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance.
  2. to form and increase in size by a process of inorganic accretion, as by crystallization.
  3. to arise or issue as a natural development from an original happening, circumstance, or source.

Individual

Working with individuals is about acknowledging their personas and the nature of distinct relationships at play in the matters they are addressing. It is about seeking and identifying the patterns that are working and the ones that are not, so positive change can happen.  This does require introspection, which may be frightening to some.

Introspection includes analyzing perspectives in the following ways:

  1. Questioning existing ones.
  2. Challenging their validity.
  3. Releasing those that inhibit.
  4. Expanding existing functional ones.
  5. Discovering new perspectives.
  6. Accepting, integrating, and balancing the old and new perspectives.

Adolescents

When working with adolescents, there are a variety of things that are going on in their lives. Here is just a sampling of some of them. 

1. Fear of failing

2. Acceptance or rejection

3. Motivation

4. Self-worth 

 

I work with adolescents by taking a more mentor-like role. This mentor-like role creates and models a very different relationship than that of a parent or teacher. This relationship offers a path to understanding for the adolescent as a person, and contributes to the development of their future self.  It provides a different mirror for them to develop the introspection skills that can get lost or distorted at this stage of development.

Couples/Families

When working with couples and families, communication is a pivotal component. Communication is made of many smaller parts. When those parts break down or are misapplied, this can lead to problems. To address this, we focus on topics such as:

  1. Identifying the meaning of Safety, Vulnerability, Respect.
  2. Applying and refining tools.
  3. Developing and re-applying Life Skills
  4. Defining Life Attachments & Influence
  5. Building Awareness to empower Choice in whether to react or respond.

Modalities & Areas of Focus:

Transpersonal

Narrative

Creative Expression

Attachment

Existential

Psychodynamic

LGBTQ+

Multicultural Aware

About Me

There is a time for complexity and there is a time for simplicity. Between them is balance, which I try to work from and towards. 

So why do I work from this aspect of balance? Growing up here as a native of the SF bay, I have seen the technology advancements and shift from nature that the bay has gone through and its struggle to find a new balance. My own journey mirrors this transformation. From a boy who was diagnosed with a learning disability that discourages growth, to an adult who graduated with a Bachelor in Creative Arts degree from San Jose State and a Master in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

That accomplishment alone is not the only part of my identity nor challenges that I’ve had to face on this path. As an African-American man, I’ve faced challenges of racism.  And as a gay man, I’ve faced the challenges of homophobia. Yet it is through my spirituality that I found myself on the path that has led to the achievements that allow me to provide service in helping others find balance and growth in their lives.

I have provided five years of service through CHAC and Cassy, where I was a school-based counselor for elementary, middle school, and high school students.  In addition, I have worked through CHAC’s community clinic, providing services to individuals, couples, adolescents, and groups. 

Untangle and Grow is the next evolution on this path to providing services for people to find their own balance, with the hope of becoming untangled from the shadows that hold them and grow into the light.


Provider Type
Therapist
Credentials LMFT
State Licensed CA
License Number 110594
License Expiration Date 11/30/19
Address

25 North 14th St., Set. 505

City San Jose
State Ca
Zip Code 95112
Phone Number 4088907554
Email Address pclark16macp@gmail.com
Website Visit Link Here
Accepted Payment Methods Check, Card, Cash
Average Cost Per Session 170
Age
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Adults
Elders (65+)
Treatment Approach(s) and Modalities Attachment, Narrative, Transpersonal, Solution Focus
Group Offered Mens
Country United States of America
State/Province California
distance: 7,933 Miles
Address 25 North 14th St., Ste. 505, San Jose, Ca 95112
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