Kenneth Thau, LCSW, JD
Works with: Children, Families, Parents, Couples, Individuals
Specializes in: Intimacy and Sexual Concerns, Couple Therapy, Transitions, Parenting, Separation & Divorce, Adolescents, Personal Development, Pediatrician referrals
Ken Thau is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds licenses in the states of Virginia, Maryland and California. Ken received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning and has over 20 years of clinical counseling experience.
Operating from the Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), and Mindfulness paradigms, Ken is able to use evidence-based techniques to address a multiplicity of concerns and diagnoses – some of which include anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger management, navigating transitions, and issues related to self-esteem. In addition to this list, in his experience working with children he has treated social skills impairments and school related concerns.
Ken works with families of all structures, including gay couples. In his work with couples, Ken uses IMAGO techniques to address issues of intimacy and sexuality, parenting, and separation / divorce. He also has experience treating substance abuse.
His clinical specialties are as varied as the populations he has served while employed at an in-patient treatment facility, community center, military base, prison, a state mental hospital, and private practices.
In addition to his counseling experiences, Ken has an accomplished professional background which allows him to better serve his clients. Before retiring from the Pennsylvania Bar, Ken practiced healthcare law and is familiar with some of the trials facing individuals with physical illness and limitations. He was also a Social Studies teacher for children with intellectual disabilities.
Ken believes that people are most successful when they are intellectually as well as emotionally engaged. His goal is that the work you do with him will lead to long-term, lasting personal changes that will reduce negative feelings, improve relationships, and resolve specific problems.
Clinical Approaches: Mindfulness, CBT, Solution Focused, IMAGO
Degree: MSW, University Of Maryland
“The only things you can control in your life are your attitude and your effort. You can’t control all the craziness of the people around you, the circumstances, the situations, the failures and successes. Give it your all and have a positive attitude. It goes a long way in the world.” ~Paul Venables