• Psychologist

    I work with a wide range of clients concerned about their work and relationships. Among my patients are lawyers, policemen, bankers, physicists, doctors, nurses, and professionals in business, clergy, artists, teachers and career mothers. I also work with adolescents and pre-adolescents. My ongoing training throughout my professional life has allowed me to integrate a range of expertise.

    I have the following specialties:

    • Families and couples
    • Adoption issues
    • Marriage and divorce
    • Twins and twinless twins
    • Mood/thought disorders (Bipolar, Schizophrenia)
    • Personality disorders (Dependent, Avoidant, Obsessive-Compulsive, Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic, and Histrionic)
    • Major Depression and Dysthymia
    • Death and Dying, Suicide
    • Work issues
    • Shyness, Introversion
    • Hypnosis
    • Fatherhood and men’s issues
    • Motherhood and the challenges of a “career mother”
    • Type A behavior; including time urgency, anger, impoverishment in relationship to self and others
    • Addictions
    • Anxiety; panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, perfectionism, and post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Creating and maintaining the proper life balance; understanding the necessary ingredients for happiness and contentment.
    • Aging well

    Therapeutic Approach

    After 36 years as a psychotherapist, my views and practical approach are complex and cannot be easily summarized. I do not try to fit you into any one theoretical framework.  Instead I focus on who you are and how you are in the present moment. I use your present concern as the starting point of a collaborative exploration into new ways of being and doing things differently.

    It is important you accept that you must do the work of any change process. You must accept there is no such thing as magic. It takes a good deal of courage to look at oneself with raw honesty. I honor this process and join you in the journey.

    I believe altruism, humor, acceptance, respect, kindness, gratitude, forgiveness, and love are essential ingredients for a life well lived. 

    I believe it helps to have a moral/philosophical compass to guide you through your life.

    I believe that what is right with you is far more important than what is wrong, and that to persist in trying to repair the wrong, taking small steps over time, is more important than perfection.

    I believe there is room for God and Spirit inside the therapy room as well as outside, and that faith is a valuable agent of living well.

    I believe we are all mentors to those who come after us and that to pass on what has been found to be of value is a solemn duty we each shoulder, like it or not.