Dwayne R. Stone, Counselor, pllc

Life Happens. So Do It Well.

GOOD CHANGES FOR GOOD

I have been working in the behavioral health and counseling field for the past 29 years. I am one of the few private practice clinicians with expertise in- and a willingness- to work with folks with the most intrusive and unwanted experiences. I work with those affected by depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and psychosis related to schizophrenia, or substances such as marijuana.
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-Dwayne

I am here to help you get to where you want to be in your life, relationships and business. I find that most people have a sense of where they want to be and where they don’t. My approach is to help you put these ideas in the middle of the room and turn them to see the different facets. The ultimate goal is for you to pick a side and develop a plan to make it real for you.

You have no doubt heard about mind/body/spiritual strategies and about the need to be in balance. I think we can take a look at these ideas and develop a plan that uses the right realm or strength for the job. Sometimes lack of changes in chronic conditions is a result of focusing on the wrong tool for the job. I can help you keep the in balance by using the right strengths to finally effectively make needed positive changes.

ANXIETY MANAGEMENT

Anxiety is a real mental and physical reaction. It is not about will power or anything you are doing wrong. It is a emotional and physical experience that often develops into learned coping skill, as maladaptive as it may be. You can understand how this happened and you can learn another way to be.

DEPRESSION

Depression is a treatable condition with many facets. The strategies we will develop will be across many facets. A comprehensive approach to support and treatment is what is called for and what will help.

PSYCHOSIS, SCHIZOPHRENIA, BIPOLAR DISORDER, MAJOR DEPRESSION

Depression is a treatable condition with many facets. The strategies we will develop will be across many facets. A comprehensive approach to support and treatment is what is called for and what will help.

Older Adult and Caregiver Support

Mental illness and aging can often be a double stigma. There are more than 6 million Americans 85 and older. The number of Americans 85 and older will triple by the year 2050, when the youngest baby boomers turn 86.Older adults and care partners are less likely to identify a problem as a symptom of a mental health disorder. Furthermore, older adults have high rates of late onset mental health disorders (anxiety/depression) and low rates of identification and treatment. Even “mild” mental illness symptoms can have catastrophic consequences in vulnerable older adults. I have experience and training helping older adults and their care givers recognize early warning signs and developing support and support plans.

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