Lane Stokes became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1992. His first client was a couple who wanted to get remarried. He had some experience with marriage counseling while an ordained minister but this was the first as a licensed counselor. The principal issue was communication. It took him two years seeing them every week to restore them to marriage. By 2018 he had learned the skills to restore a couple to marriage in three months. That shows how much years of experience is valued in counseling. Those who have followed his journey as a counselor continue to be amazed at his success with the most difficult cases. What has been his secret? That’s simple. His love of people and his determination in helping them have what they want through his abilities as a counselor.
He brings the same love and determination to treating mental illness such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and others. Personality Disorders such as the Borderline, Narcissistic, and Dependency Disorders are challenges that he has bested.
“Good counseling”, he insists, is listening carefully and understanding every word a person brings to him. It is also good communication as in conversation.