I am a licensed clinical psychologist, former teacher, veteran, and published researcher. I have over 25 years of experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked in community mental health centers, private and not-for-profit hospitals, training institutions, staff model HMOs, and private practice. I believe that asking for help is a true sign of maturity. My approach to therapy is to meet the client where they are in life. I take into consideration all aspects of a client’s life to create a unique treatment plan in order to help make changes toward a more fulfilling, connected and healthier life. I used a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, insight-oriented, and solutions-focused therapy. I work with clients collaboratively to foster healing and to eliminate barriers in order to find meaning and to live life more fully.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization
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