My Approach to Treatment
I consider it a privilege to treat those who seek my help. I am an empathic
listener who is also actively engaged in the therapeutic process. My goal is to
promote wellness – not just relieve symptoms – because I believe that everyone
has potential assets in addition to the problems they come in with.
The treatment is a collaborative effort between client and psychologist and is
tailored to both the client’s needs and comfort. When possible and if the client is
amenable I like to perform a brief psychological evaluation to determine the best
course of treatment.
I am an eclectic psychotherapist. I try to tailor the therapy to what I believe
be most effective, respectful, and ultimately empowering for the individual client.
Approaches I utilize include psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral,
family systems, relaxation therapy, hypnotherapy, and Virtual Reality Therapy.
Informing my training is my background in neuropsychology, psychological
assessment, psychoeducational assessment, psychopharmacology, and
Some Reasons People Have Come to See Me
• Bipolar disorder or other mood disorders
• Fear of flying
• Fear of public speaking or social phobias
• Fear of medical procedures
• Low self-esteem
• Stress or PTSD
• Difficulties at work or school
• Problems with relationships
• Problems with identity
• Pain - acute and chronic
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or other somatic difficulties
• Career indecision
• Weight control
• Cigarette smoking and other habits