Like waves at the beach, life keeps coming at you. Sometimes, we surf with it and sometimes we get caught in the undertow.

When we need help, many of us turn to our friends and family.  An experienced psychologist can better help sort out the source of the problem and generate workable solutions. The privacy and objectivity of a professional provides insight and tested strategies.

For over 40 years, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families to help them not just cope with their problems but also heal and find more comfort and productivity in their daily lives.

The goal is to understand the past to succeed now and in the future.  We need to change our perceptions about old stories that weigh us down.

Life is filled with transitions, both planned and unplanned, welcome or feared – the challenge is to be proactive when we can and suitably reactive when we have to be.

It’s sometimes difficult to commit to the process but people who have found it to be of invaluable benefit.

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The Practice

The relationship we’ll form is an integral part of the therapeutic process. I will provide you with caring, compassionate, and totally confidential space to develop your capacity to not only hope for the best but work to get there.

I respect your courage in seeking help and the trust you’ll be placing in me.

My approach with you will be:

Collaborative: We are a team to identify and maximize your current strengths and resources to overcome the current barriers that have gotten you stuck. Together we’ll work to develop strategies and tools you'll need to help you meet your goals.

Solution-focused: Once we establish your goals, we’ll develop plans to achieve them. I don’t have all the answers but I have a strong track record of helping people build successful coping strategies.

Emotional regulation

Anger Management – When people say they hate confrontation, they often mean they don’t like fighting. That’s good, but we need to look at confronting problems and find solutions, rather than trying to ignore or bury problems.

Relationship issues
How we get along with our families, friends, colleagues. Sometimes we choose the people in our lives, sometimes we don’t but we still have to get along with them. We can discuss strategies to enhance and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of people.

Health-related concerns
Whether dealing with a discrete medical issue or a chronic concern, psychological help is often invaluable in creating an emotional safety net to support the health issues.

Marital/Family issues, including separation, divorce, and blended families. Every relationship has its problems; therapy is a powerful tool to get relationships to flourish without sacrificing the individuality of each person involved.
Meeting with the couple or family helps bring each person’s perspective and concerns to the fore, affording the opportunity to address and resolve issues that detract from the relationships.

Parenting Issues
Learning how to be the parent without being too authoritative, and how to develop and maintain appropriate consequences for children at each stage of development. Knowing when a child needs help outside the family framework.

Work and Career Issues
Strategies for maintaining good relationships in the workplace are key to employment success. Other issues may include decisions about educational and job opportunities and choices.