Welcome to Acting Not Reacting

Let’s get straight to the point. If you’re on this page you’re probably a little frustrated, a little scared and more than likely a little angry.

First things first, calm down and take a few breaths.

We’re about to have a couple real conversations and maybe give you some good ideas to make things a little less trying.

Using common sense approaches & practical thinking, I’m going to share with you guys everything I’ve learned in the last 14 years of working in the behavioral health field.

Look guys, I’ve been hurt on the job, punched in the face, spit on, had things thrown at me and held young men while they shed tears of loneliness & despair. I’ve had to get physical with some boys and have learned what I consider a mastery of Verbal De-escalation.



Acting Not Reacting is going to provide you with a practical approach to dealing with teens in crisis.


Check out some tips, explore the page, and feel free to ask any questions along the way.

Not only will I provide some pages with useful information & tools but I’ll also be blogging on various topics along the way. If you want to ask questions or talk about a specific topic let me know and I’ll do what I can to help.

It takes time to make changes but it can be done & you are not alone.


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