Lance (he, him) is a counselor, coach and educator with 20+ years of experience, and post- graduate training in solution-focused brief therapy. Blending mindfulness, mediation solutions and pastoral care, he provides individuals and communities with strategies that guide greater growth mindset, constructive communication methods and efforts to promote healthy well-being. Lance is currently providing counseling for English-speaking international families and professionals in person in Heidelberg and elsewhere through video link. His training has given him a chance to present educational frameworks for practice with colleagues in the UK and Germany. After completing graduate studies, Lance dedicated his professional career working in non-profit mental health and social services as well as public schools in the US and international schools in Europe. He also utilizes his training in non-violent communication, systemic family intervention, child development and mindfulness-based stress reduction to complement his solution focused approach.
In 2002, Lance began working with families and adolescents in mental health services in the State of New Hampshire in the US. His early work helped him develop specific understanding of important interventions needed to create positive outcomes for students with mental health needs in the public school system. This gave Lance the opportunity to build employment, mentoring and experiential opportunities for young people in effort to contribute to their greater community. He also works as a parent coach to support mental well-being, helping to ground perspectives in effort to develop working solutions when caring for children.
Lance has targeted professional training in:
Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Non-Violent Communication, Narrative Therapy, Mindful-Based Stress Reduction, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Crisis Management, Child Protection, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Sensory Integration, Gender Equity, Social Transition and Differentiated education.
Solution Focused Counseling Services
Solution focused brief therapy is a specific approach that concentrates on a client’s best hopes for the future. Drawing on strengths and resources, families and adolescents are able to invest in needed self-exploration and also build on previous successes in effort to overcome present difficulty. As a result, Lance has been able to assist both parents and adolescents to face social-emotional trauma as well as life decisions centered around identity and relationships. Lance provides individual counseling for parents and adolescents and can also provide family counseling.
His counseling methods work to address:
- utilizing communication strategies that promote harmony
- uncertain feelings around depression
- behaviors that lend to overthinking
- transition issues and adjustment
- relationships and identity issues
- sorting through future expectations
- positive discipline and active listening skill building
- awareness of important developmental needs across adolescence
- management of social emotional needs while overcoming conflict
- a work/life balance through wellness and mindfulness
- connection for families needing psychological assessment and diagnoses
- liaising with academic, social and emotional needs in school
Liaising with needed medical intervention
Since 2014, Lance has worked closely with the psychiatric and psychological services in the Rhein-Neckar Kreis and Heidelberg. Lance provides the needed coaching necessary for families to access the help they need through a network of professionals who are able to meet specific mental health diagnosis. The aim is to provide support for international families in times of stress and find strategies to become more resilient while managing difficulty.
Individual counseling rate: €120 per 55-minute session
Family counseling rate: €145 per 75-minute session