About Me

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1992
Therapeutic Approach
I assist clients in being happier, healthier, and stronger as they encounter the difficulties that expose limitations and coping abilities, working to turn them into  avenues for growth and development. Whether those hurdles are internal, interpersonal or professional, most clients leave sessions feeling understood, really seen, smarter about themselves and their situation, and with real tools and tactics to positively affect their lives. 
Often interpersonal relationships prove the most challenging over time, triggering defensive/protective reactions that usually make things worse. Assisting couples through precarious times is a specialty, including addressing communication breakdowns, increasing closeness, reducing animosity, or dealing with jealousy and affairs.  
I am proficient with a variety of therapeutic approaches and can be agile when needed to make sure clients feel both supported, and challenged to develop skills, abilities and healthy perspectives. Often these approaches lead to identifying lifelong patterns, developing awareness about these patterns, and ultimately experiencing the ability to choose differently rather than simply repeat problematic behavior.
I like to work both in the present here-and-now where we can impact behavior, emotion and experience, and, when appropriate, explore the foundational experiences of the past in order to make lasting changes and establish new ways of dealing with people and problems.
Areas of Expertise and Significant Experience
Depression, Anxiety, Problematic Personality Traits, Affair Recovery, Couples Therapy, Conflict, Communication, Growth, Introversion, Anger Management, Addictions, Trauma, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Repairing Family Relationships, Adolescents, and Parenting Consultation.
Adjunct Professor
John F. Kennedy University Adjunct Faculty 2008-2020:
Clinical Case Seminar

Diagnosis, Assessment and Therapeutic Strategy
BBS CEU Provider: Dealing with Affairs and Treating Personality Disorders 
Board Member for Process Therapy Institute
Member since July 2021

Consultation and Supervision for Trainees, Interns and Licensed Therapists
Executive Coaching for Growth & Leadership Center
VP, Principal 1992 - Present
Responsible for Program Design and Delivery of Coaching, Training and Team Building Products

Executive Coach for Silicon Valley companies, working with all levels--Individual Contributor to CEO, and with nearly all types of companies and departments
Family Business Coaching and Organizational Development
Team Building. Organizational Development, Conflict Resolution, Training, Family Owned Businesses
1983 B.A. English, Secondary Teaching Credential
1989 M.A. Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University  School of Professional Psychology
1989 Certified Process Therapist
1992 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
2020 Personality Disorders: Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment, & Management Certificate 
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