MEET OUR CLINICAL TEAM

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Kevin Dalton

PhD, LMSW

Kevin is a retired professor who offers therapy services to ABHW’s patients. As a professor, Kevin taught classical texts of philosophy and literature. He became a therapist for one simple reason – to help. Kevin works with ABHW patients to use skills developed for different theoretical modalities, including Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, to help all of his clients become the person they want to be.

Kevin’s approach to treatment is informed by his belief that in therapy, we should learn to address problems we have been avoiding because they cause us pain or discomfort. For many, avoiding problems becomes a problem unto itself. People may experience issues with personal productivity, mood, traumatic memories, substance use, or social anxiety. These concerns can be distressing, but they are all manageable with the right skills. A great therapist, Carl Rogers, said “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” Kevin believes that therapy can help us learn skills to get this process of self-acceptance and positive change started. In addition, Kevin focuses on real solutions to real problems, including overcoming the walls that people tend to build around the feelings or memories that are too painful to touch, or frustrations with behavioral like procrastination, perfectionism, or an inability to enjoy life.

Through self-acceptance lies the path to change. Kevin strives to empower his clients to be the problem-solver of their own lives.

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