This photograph is what I hold most dear in this world, a loving family.  We are full of the same ups and downs as most American families. My career as a therapist is continuously enriched by the challenge of maintaining and cultivating healthy intimate connections thru the life cycle.


As a therapist working with clients for over 20 years,  my treatment approach has evolved. I am a practical, interactive, therapist who believes psychotherapy is most valuable when combined with client education and skills training. I am strongly committment to helping people help themselves.  

In the last few years, there has been phenomenal progress in the field of Neuroscience related to the brain and human relationships.  This provides much hope in better understanding addiction and the brain as well as learning how how our brains are naturally "wired for joy " to promote health and happiness in lives.  The brain, and new skills, may also be the key in helping couples in relationships move from being reactive, especially when we become defensive, to acting with a conscious intention of maintaining a CONNECTION with our partners. My private practice has grown to embrace this new information and attempts to weave it into all aspects of what I do. 

he clinical application of this new research in Neuroscience is reflected in the types of services I concentrate my efforts on, including the way I approach addiction issues, learning and teaching Imago Relationship Therapy developed by Harville Hendricks, Ph.D.,  and skills training in "The Solution Method " developed by Laurel Mellin, R.D. & The Institute for Health Solutions. 

While I am challenged working with individuals and families fighting addictions, I am also hopeful the more we understand about our brains and how it effects our everyday choices.
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