Welcome to my Website. I am a clinical and school psychologist and have been seeing clients in private practice for 30 years. My clinical approach to psychotherapy encompasses training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Modern Psychoanalytic theory and Internal Family Systems therapy or (IFS). The focus of our work together will be on “mental wellness” and for that reason, I am uneasy labeling clients with a serious psychiatric diagnosis making it impossible for me to file claims so you can receive insurance reimbursement. I’m sorry I can not take your insurance though you may submit your own forms to your insurer if you wish, and I invite you to negotiate an out of pocket fee with me. My practice includes individuals, men and women of all ages; and I frequently facilitate groups. Please feel free to call or text with questions or to set up a courtesy interview.
Last year (2017) I took a sabbatical to hike the Appalachian Trail; the blog pages describe that journey. Living on the AT for 7 months convinced me of the healing power in nature and provided an opportunity to experience the synergy possible when it is combined with the IFS model of psychotherapy. I “literally” and figuratively hiked each day with “my internal family” of “parts” as I coached them to function as a team. This experience led me to develop “Guided Wilderness Connections.” If you would like to see pictures from the Appalachian Trail and hear the story of how this adventure led to the Guided Wilderness Program, watch this Google talk.
Guided Wilderness Connections is a program designed for individuals and groups who turn to nature for healing. Because time in Nature encourages deeper access to thoughts, feelings and sensations, practitioners more Naturally connect with parts of themselves previously ignored or not yet discovered. Guided Wilderness Connections teaches skills to help identify and work with your “inner voices” and offers encouragement to develop a daily practice of “listening inward.” People who practice regularly report a sense of calm, confidence and courage where fear, doubt and frustration once resided. This form of “Natural therapy” is ideally suited for organizations, management teams and individuals who wish to improve their interpersonal relationships and leadership effectiveness. We are presently accepting candidates who wish to work in a group setting learning management skills “from the inside out.”