Travis is a graduate of Tompkins Cortland Community College with an AS degree in Social Science (1991), Ithaca College, With a BA in psychology (1995) and the University of Pennsylvania, Master of Social Work (1997). He also holds a post graduate certificate in non-profit management from SUNY Buffalo (2006). He has worked as a clinical social worker in a myriad of settings including: outpatient mental health, child welfare, social work administration, EAP, parent education, and private consulting. He served in a position as a Day Treatment Counselor working with emotionally disturbed children and their families through the Franziska Racker Centers Counseling for School Success Program at T-S-T BOCES located in Ithaca, NY for nineteen years. He then served as a clinical counselor and student advisor to students at Tompkins Cortland Community College for 2 years. More recently he is a member of the Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS) team providing therapy to students at Cornell University.
What you can expect from work with Travis:
Above all, you will find an unconditional respect and appreciation for you as an individual, your inherent greatness, and a reverence for sharing the journey of life. My approach to therapy is to create a space that draws upon my professional and personal experience which allows you to feel safe and supported without judgment. With compassion and kindness I will help you examine your life and identify the events and patterns that have kept you from having the life you desire. I will be honest, direct, and I will caringly challenge you as a way to encourage self analysis and exploration. I have had extensive training in meditation, relaxation techniques and mindfulness practices and offer these as additional opportunities for personal growth.
You are your greatest resource. I believe that through the power of the therapeutic process you can identify solutions to the things that trouble you. I will work with you to find healing, acceptance, and the freedom to be happy and at peace.