My style is warm and relational. I often stress to my clients that a
major source of happiness is the relationships in our lives. I am likely to encourage you either to work on your existing relationships
or to create new ones. You will experience a new sense of purpose and meaning as a result.
I will also provide referrals, as needed, to other mental health professionals, medical providers, and to all kinds of people whom you might benefit from knowing. I work hard at networking and maintaining
a database of people I know in order to make these referrals to you. I also enjoy making referrals to mental health professionals if my clients need another treatment modality or if someone in your family could benefit from therapy.
As an individual, you will progress through a series of developmental stages throughout your lifespan. I will work closely with you to address these specific needs, and will prepare with a customizedtreatment plan for other issues you are facing.
• Smoking Cessation
• Weight Loss
• Increasing Motivation
• Bi-polar Disorder
• Sexual Compulsivity and Addiction
• Alcohol and Drug Addiction/Recovery
• Family Discord
• Work Stress
• Physical Pain
• Eating Disorders
• Body Image
• End-of-life Issues
• Enhancing Creativity
• Peak Performance
I work with couples to identify the subtle yet powerful stresses that impact their relationships on a daily basis.
Whether these stresses take the form of a breakdown in communication, financial or family problems, or infidelity, I will help you to foster greater communication so that resentments diminish and the bond between you becomes even stronger.
I might use specific exercises geared towards listening to each other, or I might have each partner focus on their own feelings and responses to each other.
I will encourage you to spend leisure time together and may assign work for you to do as a couple between visits.
For couples contemplating a break-up, I will work with you to determine the best course of action for the two of you. If you decide to end the relationship, I will have you focus on ending the relationship as productively as possible.
Group Therapy and Support Groups:
I have led a variety of ongoing psychotherapy groups, support groups, psycho-educational groups, and supervision groups, have run a group program in a mental health facility, and have developed various group formats during the past 25 years.
I have also consulted with human service agencies on groups and taught at group psychotherapy conferences internationally.
I lead psychotherapy groups that are general in nature and that focus on the interpersonal issues between people. I lead support groups that focus on specific topics for which people require support. Psycho-educational groups, in contrast, offer a combination of support and information regarding the topic of the group.
I lead each type of group by providing a safe yet communicative atmosphere that is open and accepting. I tend to be interactive while leading groups and try to generate a deep level of respect among participants. People often comment on how their group feels like being with an ideal family.
The experiences from being in a group will provide you with increased awareness in your interactions with others so that your relationships in your day-to-day life will improve significantly.