Tim Owens received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Anderson University and his Master of Social Work degree from the Indiana University School of Social Work at the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Tim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in good standing with the State of Indiana. Tim has twenty years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities, and chronic mental illness. Tim also has experience working with special education in the public schools, child welfare, juvenile justice, and crisis counseling with families and individuals. In his behavioral work with people with developmental disabilities, he focuses on positive behavioral supports in a developmental framework. That usually means skill building is required to replace old behaviors that do not work or limit a person’s life in some way. As an outpatient therapist, Tim uses Cognitive Theory to assess and address how your thoughts, feelings, and behavior may be affecting the quality of your life in general or causing problems in a particular aspect of your life. Examples of this might be relationship conflict, issues with self-esteem, or managing chronic mental health symptoms. Tim uses this framework to address any of the following: depression, anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, phobias, Panic Disorder, social anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), chronic and severe mood disorder (Bipolar disorders), sexual identity issues (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and asexual identities), as well as grief and loss. Perhaps you have not identified what the issue is and just feel like something is “not right”. That is okay too. Counseling is about clarifying problems, making them easier to identify so a plan can be made to address them. Clients should expect nurturing support through the process of clarifying, identifying, prioritizing, and making changes. Tim works with clients who are 18 years of age and older.