Clinical Focus

In the course of my professional and volunteer work, I have had the opportunity to help people during what is arguably the worst time in their lives.

  • A couple that once loved and cherished each other now struggles to be in the same room with one another and is contemplating divorce
  • A veteran struggling with PTSD or a family faced with the emotional challenges of supporting their returning veteran
  • Panic attacks so frequent and severe it is hard to leave home
  • Depression and loss so great it is difficult to get out of bed
  • Families who lost everything they own in a natural disaster, or a loved one in a plane crash

Working with these individuals and their families has been emotionally rewarding and helped make me a better psychologist and better able to help you.

My clinical approach is to help my clients move forward to achieve their personal goals. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or are feeling estranged from your spouse, there is hope and help available for you.

  • Individual Therapy – I customize individual therapy for each client based on their wants and needs as well as their strengths and challenges. I take a pragmatic and functional approach to helping people work towards their specific goals. For example, if you are feeling disengaged or distant in your personal relationships or disempowered at work, we can work on practical ways to begin connecting and empowering you right away. If you would prefer to try and understand how and why you came to this place prior to making changes we can do that as well. It depends on you.
  • Marital Therapy / Couples Counseling – It has been my experience that much of the pain and suffering in a marriage or relationship comes from miscommunication and misunderstanding. Since 1993, I have been able to help many clients learn to listen to their partner more empathically, and enable them to share their own feelings more effectively. Often times once both parties feel understood, resolving the issue becomes easier.
  • Family Therapy – Each family member has a different experience of how the family functions. They see things from ‘their seat at the kitchen table’. Consequently, each family member has their own unique insight and perspective to the family’s struggles. By creating a safe environment, family members are able to contribute their own insights to solving the family’s problems. As a result, the family is able to come together and move forward in a positive direction.

I work with individuals, couples and families across a wide range of issues including:

  • Adolescents/Children
  • Family Crisis
  • Aging
  • Grief/Loss/Abandonment
  • Substance Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stress Management