- Assessing and treating chemical dependent individuals and their families.
- Working with adults who were raised in alcoholic or dysfunctional families.
- Working with individuals who have been physically, sexually, or emotionally abused.
- Treating clinical depression and anxiety issues.
While Dr. Reynolds draws from a variety of therapy approaches, his guiding philosophy is that psychotherapy is a working relationship. He recognizes as a clinical psychologist both client and therapist contribute to success by developing a relationship characterized by (a) support, (b) education or skills enhancement, and (c) discovery. If the therapist is warm, empathic, genuine, and can help clearly define the issues, then the client is often able to discover solutions within themselves. Starting with compulsive behaviors, then working on problematic feelings, then on self-defeating life philosophies and thinking errors, and finally on systems issues, Dr. Reynolds helps clients learn skills and access resources in order to work through their difficulties. His dedication to his clients and their growth is key to his practice.
Therapy should include clear goals and methods. If a client is ever unclear as to the direction of their work, their therapist has erred and should be informed. Dr. Reynolds often invites friends and/or family to sessions at some point. He will also refer to other practitioners or invite a co-therapist to sessions if client issues become outside his expertise. He will also assign homework and may provide videos and readings.
Dr. Reynolds’s services cannot be guaranteed to help any particular client. He is responsible for offering services that do not cause harm. Clients are of course free to accept or reject any recommendations, and should talk to their therapist right away if at any time the work does not feel useful. Questions and second opinions regarding recommendations are always welcomed, as an informed client is an engaged client.