Tibor Baukal is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. He is also an associate counselor in marriage and family therapy in New Jersey. His training in family systems has helped him to understand the importance of meeting clients where they are at, and how to work collaboratively with them to help them not only relieve symptoms, but to work through their problems and improve their overall level of functioning and resilience. He understands that the most important aspect of therapy is joining with clients and helping them to develop a sense of hope and expectancy for change. He is an experienced therapist, treating addiction and major mental health disorders and is a Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor. Before working in the addiction field, he completed a Master's degree in 2018 in marriage and family therapy from La Salle University. During his time as a student, he was twice selected to be part of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Minority Fellowship Program and received advanced training in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of clients in a culturally sensitive and systemic fashion, focused on the person of the therapist and on working with clients from diverse backgrounds, especially LGBTQ and minority clients. He returned to school after spending over ten years working with children, adolescents, and families in the community, in outpatient settings, in residential and hospital settings. During that time, he was trained in eco-systemic structural family therapy, and earned the Three-Year Family-Based Mental Health Training Program certificate through the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. He has experience in working with individuals and families who are experiencing distress from neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and stressor-related disorders, to highlight a few. He has a high degree of success in collaborating with individuals and family members from a diversity of cultures and backgrounds, and has successfully treated a range of psychological and interpersonal difficulties, including problems with intimacy, attachment, emotional regulation, executive functioning, the co-caregiver alliance, loss and bereavement.
Tibor also worked in higher education as an adjunct professor and I will send it to your email has degrees in existential and humanistic psychology. As an immigrant who arrived in the United States as a small child, he is keenly aware of the intersection of identities and privilege when working with clients. His favorite metaphor for understanding the human condition is that of life as shipwreck, of being thrown or cast into a world not of our own choosing or making, but one that we must learn to make our own. In his spare time, Tibor likes to spend time with his family, work out, go for hikes, read, find recipes to make, and listen to music.