“Rather than relying on a specific set of techniques, I adopt an integrative approach to help people achieve their goals.”
As a therapist, I adopt a practical and flexible approach to best suit the needs of each client. I am trained in cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, and other evidence-based techniques, and use these in my daily practice. In general, however, rather than relying on a specific set of techniques, I prefer an integrative approach to guide clients toward the skills that will enable them to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I strongly believe that change occurs within the context of each client’s personal values. For this reason, in treatment we often talk about broader issues, such sources of meaning and purpose at each stage of life.
Prior clients have described my style as straightforward, humorous, supportive, and collaborative. It is always my goal to create a treatment relationship that conveys a sense of hope and the possibility of serenity.
I work exclusively with adult individuals. The most important factor in the success of therapy is the quality of the match between the therapist and the client. No therapist is a good fit for all clients! If my style does not work for you, I am happy to help you find a therapist who matches your individual needs.
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 my undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. I am currently licensed to practice psychology in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. I have experience in the treatment of problems with anxiety and mood, phase of life issues, counseling for grief and loss, coping with serious illness, and screening and treatment of problematic substance use and compulsive behavior related to the internet.