About Me

Professional Background
I work with you in a highly collaborative way to address the issues important to you. We do this by exploring your concerns and working together to develop a plan to achieve the success you desire. Although I am professionally trained as a marriage and family systemic therapist, I am neither for nor against marriage. In fact, I believe all sorts of relationships bring people fulfillment and a sense of well-being. My fundamental orientation is systemic therapy. Psychological problems that afflict people are oftentimes related to the context of their lives and the quality of their interpersonal relationships.

I work with both adult individuals and couples. I have particular experience in relationship issues, alternative lifestyle issues, substance abuse, and issues of anger and rage. I also have been effective working with elderly clients and people dealing with major life transitions. Subspecialty Training Includes: Certified Hypnotherapist, domestic violence, Certified Addiction Professional training, and Certified Anger Resolution.

My entire career, first in business and then in psychotherapy and related research, has been dedicated to how individuals and groups organize and work cooperatively to achieve worthy and positive goals. I am passionate about this work and have ample life experience that many clients have found to be beneficial.    

Education

Norwich University, B.A. (with Honors) 1976
Nova Southeastern University, M.S., Marriage & Family Therapy
Nova Southeastern University Ph.D., Marriage & Family Therapy

License, Certifications & Awards

Florida Dept. of Health Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MT 2443)

Certified Anger Resolution Therapist

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Certified U.S. DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Certified Rapid Trauma Resolution

Certified Professional Coach

Additional Training

Facilitator, Batterer's Intervention Program - Florida Certified
Additional Certifications in all Aspects of Clinical Substance Abuse Treatment
U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Professional Activities and Membership

Clinical Member, American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, American Counseling Association
Member, National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Member, Society for Psychotherapy Research
Member, World Professional Association for Transgender Health
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