I have been in private practice as a Marriage Family Therapist since 1996 helping people find their individual voice within
themselves and their relationships.
Most people start out innocent of the world's hurt and start protecting themselves from rejection and abandonment from an early age.
My work is relational. I look at your family background and build a context with you to discover where your beliefs and behaviors originate. Together we sort out what is working and what you need to let go of, in order to be more congruent with your life intentions.
We begin to bring about more choice and responsibility around how you want to interact in relationship instead of operating on automatic pilot.
As you grow you can relate better to others. There is a natural tolerance of differences because you have begun to treasure and respect your individuality. As your curiosity extends to others, you learn to explore their beliefs and values, knowing that respecting differences deepens your relationships.
I graduated from the State University College of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelors degree in Communications in 1980. I worked in the television industry for a number of years and then entered graduate school. I obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 1992.
I am affiliated with the American Association of Marriage Family Therapists and the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. My license is regulated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences of the state of California.
I am a certified Relational Life Therapist studying under the Relational Life Institute founded by Terry Real. I work specifically with couples to help them communicate their needs and desires effectively.