“I guide clients toward skills that will help them improve their emotional and behavioral health.”
As a therapist I tend to adopt a practical and flexible approach to best suit the needs of each individual client. As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, my primary aim in treatment is to guide clients toward skills that will help them improve their emotional and behavioral health. However, the context of change has to occur within the context of each client’s personal goals and values, with the aim of living the most meaningful life possible. Therefore, in treatment, we often talk about broader issues, such as identifying sources of purpose in life at each stage of life. Prior clients have described my style as straightforward, humorous, and supportive. It is always my goal to create a treatment relationship that conveys a sense of hope and the possibility of serenity.
Training and Experience
I have been practicing psychology for 30 years in a variety of settings. I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Louisville in 1990, and am a graduate of the University of Michigan. I am currently licensed to practice psychology in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. I have a background in the treatment of mood disorders, counseling for grief and loss, coping with serious illness, and screening and treatment of problematic substance use and addictive internet-related behavior.