Individual and group psychotherapy with adolescents, adults and families. Areas of specialization include treatment of victims and perpetrators of abuse, trauma and violence, addictions (including drug, alcohol, and sex), persons in the legal system, trauma and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Cognitive behavioral and psycho-educational orientation.
Sex Addiction Workshop at the BMCDan O’Neil of Birmingham Maple Clinic provided a workshop for BMC staff on sex addiction. The workshop covered the different models of addiction while also exploring the neuro-biological stages of addiction. Approximately 3-6% of Americans suffer from sex addiction. Mr. O’Neil also discussed the importance of “the 3 circles” and provided staff with a better ... Read more
Need to Know: Trauma and PTSDThe word trauma is derived from the Greek word meaning “wound” or “damage”. It generally refers to an injury to the body, an emotional or psychological injury or to an event that causes great distress. A person can be the direct/primary victim of a trauma (being assaulted, being in a disaster) or the indirect/secondary victim ... Read more
Motivational Interviewing Presented by Dan O’NeilBirmingham Maple Clinic therapist, Dan O’Neil, MA, LLP, presented to clinic staff on the topic of Motivational Interviewing. MI is a collaborative, client-centered counseling style used to help clients change problematic behavior by resolving ambivalence and strengthening motivation for change. Dan introduced therapists to the theoretical foundation of the MI model as well as techniques ... Read more
Sex Addiction Couples Group at Birmingham Maple ClinicDan O’Neil, MA, LLP, Facilitator Couples group has been meeting weekly for the past few months. We combine addiction- education, 12 step (RCA) and cognitive-behavioral principles to keep the format interesting and productive. Couples are learning that the interaction between addict and co-addict is unhealthy in addiction and can become fulfilling in recovery. The couples ... Read more