The Story of My Practice
In the beginning of 2018, I had the opportunity to achieve one of my dreams - the opportunity to create my own practice - Sean P Meyer Consulting - blending my passions of empowering and advocating on behalf of individuals with disabilities and helping those dealing with the troubling symptoms of mental health disorders through psychotherapy. As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I believe I possess a unique combination of education and training to better allow me to recognize the many variables that serve as barriers to our success, such as environmental and social barriers.
"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them." - Albert Einstein
My Approach to Therapy
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change" - Carl Rogers
Unfortunately, there is no magic wand to overcoming feelings of depression, anxiety, or other uncomfortable feelings (or symptoms) - therapy is often geared towards improving insight into our thoughts (cognition) and how they drive our actions (behaviors). Which often means that lifestyle changes and healthy coping strategies are needed to overcome many of our challenges - hard work on YOUR part outside of the therapy session!
I strive to provide a safe and caring environment, which helps to foster trust between myself and my client. Building upon this trust, I incorporate a person-centered approach to interacting with my clients, blending cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques into each session to help my clients open-up and explore dysfunctional or "maladaptive" thoughts and behaviors that are preventing them from achieving success in overcoming their issues.
Areas of Practice
Academic Underachievement, Anxiety, Infidelity, Relationships, Sleep or Insomnia, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Anger Management, Coping Skills, Life Coaching, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Military and Veteran Issues, Self-Esteem, Depression, and Co-Occurring Disorders
Whether you are preparing for your first job, planning for a career, or contemplating a career transition, career counseling can help you identify your strengths, limitations, and interests to better prepare and guide you for the next major step in your life.
Having a congenital or acquired disability, whether it be psychiatric, intellectual, or physical, does not have to be a barrier to achieving meaningful and gainful employment. Through assessments, evaluation, and counseling a path can be charted to securing and maintaining independence.
In addition to the aforementioned, my practice also includes the following services:
SSI and SSDI Consultations
Labor Market Surveys
Critical Incident Response