I successfully treat individuals and couples who are in distress, often when their life circumstances have changed. I attempt to help them understand and then alter the factors that interfere with their functioning. Sessions with me frequently focus on problematic relationships because so many problems stem from issues in current and past relationships. Furthermore, regardless of what causes problems, we are often empowered to address them when we have support from others. In sessions, I strive to be warm, non-judgmental, and, when needed, verbally interactive, to foster the emotional safety and confidentiality that are essential for honest, productive self-examinations.
I have a unique perspective that derives from two distinct doctoral degrees and careers - one in biomedical research and another in clinical psychology. This unusual combination enables me to understand how biological factors (e.g., health, illness, physiology, genetics, and medications) interact with experiences to influence feelings, thoughts, and actions.
My unusually broad training also give me the expertise to treat a wide spectrum of mental health conditions that affect adults, older adolescents, couples, and families and to consult effectively with other medical professionals. I also have advanced training in Emotionally-Focused Couples therapy.