A Wealth of Professional Experience, A Genuine
Connection to Today’s Youth
A state licensed, nationally certified professional counselor specializing in therapeutic solutions for teens
and coaching strategies for parents, Stuart’s practice reflects his advanced education, specialized training,
and experience working with diverse families and in various school settings. His combined experience as a
teen therapist, school counselor, and facilitator for Parenting The Love and Logic Way™ provide his clients
a wide range of strategies.
Stuart’s career spans a variety of educational settings, levels, and specializations in therapy, wellness, and education.
His 17-years of service as a K-12 public school counselor includes his current tenured school counselor position at a Blue Ribbon
Public School in Montgomery County where he manages a 300-student caseload. At the center of student life, he plays a pivotal
role guiding the emotional wellness and scholastic achievement of a large student body facing a variety of life challenges.
With ease, Stuart transfers his experiences as public school counselor to his private practice. Trained as an Independent Facilitator
for Parenting the Love and Logic Way™, Stuart pairs his years of experience working directly with parents with a leading national
parenting program to teach parents techniques that continue to prove successful.
Stuart’s career highlights also include mental skills training and performance enhancement experience with
athletes, teams, coaches, and adult clients. He has facilitated goal-setting, team building, and communication workshops for high
school and collegiate athletic teams. In addition, Stuart has coached basketball for over a decade at the high school varsity, middle
school, and elementary levels.
Stuart is a co-developer of a school counseling program, which earned RAMP recognition from the American School Counselor
Association in 2008 for excellence in school counseling - an honor received by only one other middle school statewide. Stuart
was also lead author and researcher for original scientific studies published in The Journal of Obesity, and Journal of Clinical Nursing.
The first study titled, Decreased Scholastic Achievement in Overweight Middle School Students was published in the research journal
Obesity as well as cited in nearly 100 other scientific journals. The study was also cited in an article that ran in the LA Times. His
second study titled Step-Count Promotion Through a School-Based Intervention highlighted the effectiveness of using pedometers
to promote physical activity among middle school students.
A Meaningful Connection with Today's Teen Generation
Stuart has had a focused eye on teen life for the last two decades. Having worked with literally thousands of students, he has a window
into what they think, talk, or text about. He understands why they value certain people, places, and things in the world. He talks with
them about how they view themselves and the future. Stuart genuinely understands the dynamic landscape on which, kids live, learn,
work and play today. His rare vantage point enables him to relate and help teens resolve a variety of problems using practical, real-world solutions.
Ultimately, Stuart’s combined professional career experiences make him a versatile practitioner that can meet a variety
of 21st century challenges families face.
· Ph.D. | Sports Psychology | Temple University
· M.S. | School Counseling | The University of Tennessee
· B.S. | Psychology | Muhlenberg College
· K-12 | Abington School District
· Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)*
· Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)*
· Distance Certified Counselor (DCC)*
· Certified & Tenured Pennsylvania School Counselor
*LPC: Licensed professional counselors (LPCs) are master’s-degreed mental health service providers,
trained to work with individuals, families, and groups in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders.
*NCC: National Certified Counselor. National Certified Counselors (NCCs) are master’s-level (or higher) mental health professionals who
have voluntarily met high national standards in education and experience, and have passed a rigorous examination. The flagship national
certification offered by NBCC is the NCC (National Certified Counselor), and it is the largest national counselor certification in the world.
*DCC: Distance Credentialed Counselor. A Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) is nationally recognized as a professional with training
in best practices in distance counseling. Distance counseling is a counseling approach that takes the best practices of traditional counseling
as well as some of its own unique advantages and adapts them for delivery to clients via electronic means in order to maximize the use of
technology-assisted counseling techniques. The technology-assisted methods may include telecounseling (telephone), secure e-mail
communication, chat, videoconferencing or stand-alone software programs.