Treatment Philosophy

My approach is solution focused and proactive. Working as a team, we try to gain biographical insight and to confront obstacles, thereby changing and developing skills that lead to confident decision making and lasting solutions. My work is characterized by empathy, optimism and collaboration. I am straightforward without being harsh, and encouraging without being judgmental.

I work with individuals confronted by various personal problems such as dating and relationship issues; infidelity; break-ups or divorce; parenting; career matters; sexual concerns; mid-life crises; addictions; family problems; depression; anxiety and stress management and many more.

My clients depart from our counseling sessions feeling stronger, empowered, and self-aware. This ultimately enhances their ability to connect on a more intimate level in all interpersonal relationships.

I primarily use techniques adapted from psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral theory and interpersonal neurobiology. These disciplines combined together create a powerful lens through which we can understand our inner lives with more clarity and improve our relationships with others.

Starting the process of individual counseling with a therapist can be both empowering and frightening. I am very aware of the feelings that may be brought to the first few sessions. For this reason, it is the client who sets the pace initially.
— Lance C. Rao, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

conditions LANCE specializeS in treating

  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Addition
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Issues
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction