Hello and welcome.

I am a licensed Psychotherapist, working in the counseling field two decades plus. My style is warm, interactive, gentle but goal-directed. I draw upon a variety of approaches to help each client create real change.

Healing old hurts, changing destructive patterns,resolving conflicts are the work of psychotherapy. The goal is not just resolution of a problem but greater contentment and well being.

I have a wealth of experience to bring to therapy with men, women, couples and groups that are tailored to your specific needs and challenges. My practice includes a wide spectrum of issues including depression, anxiety and trauma. I work frequently with couples and relationship or intimacy issues. A significant part of my practice includes people in recovery from compulsive/addictive behaviors. Along with healing, repair and problem solving I have a special interest in assisting clients toward a clearer sense of purpose and a deeper sense of meaning, as this helps not only with healing but also with happiness.

With a psychodynamic and existential theoretical foundation, I incorporate somatic,cognitive-behavioral and systems approaches.

Specific tools, such as EMDR for Trauma, guided relaxation for anxiety, and relationship skill-building for couples are utilized because they are most effective.

I also draw upon my personal experience with relationship,family and community, creativity from writing and playing music, as well as many years of Buddhist meditation practice. To learn more, click on any of the links on this page.