Troy Duncan, MSW, LGSW
My therapeutic approach is based on good general counseling skills, meaning that regardless of the practice theory being used, I strive to promote a professional relationship in which you feel heard and seen and validated. I use motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Today's CBT also allows me to incorporate specific skills and techniques from other approaches, including but not limited to dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, which are descendants of CBT.
As a social worker, I consider each person in the context of their broader social environment, recognize and support individual strengths, focus on empowering clients, and defend every client's right to socially responsible self-determination. Most importantly, I consider my clients to be whole, complex human beings—not a set of problems and/or disorders.
I welcome and learn from those with minority identities of all kinds (e.g., racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, sexual, gender, etc.).
- Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Trauma-Informed Therapy