I am psychotherapist with 20 years’ experience in working with individuals, couples, groups, and families. As the daughter of a psychotherapist and minister, I grew up in a family where I learned a deep respect for my own humanity and for the humanity of others. Like everyone else, my life has been filled with both joys and struggles, and along with my clinical training, these experiences have led me to greater wisdom and understanding. My therapeutic style is to be engaged and active.
I am a member of the American Academy of Psychotherapists and the National Association of Social Workers.
I am married and the mother of two grown children.
I have specialized training and interest in working with couples. In additon, I have lead numerous psychotherapy groups, both mixed gender, and groups devoted to Women’s Issues. I served as Program Director of the Women’s Program at Peachford Hospital, where I developed a specialty in working with Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, and trauma related issues.
I work with individuals around relationship issues, with the goal of teaching the skills necessary to create more satisfying connection with others, and greater regard for one’s own sense of self. I have experience in helping people with divorce adjustment, affairs, sexual difficulties, and various personal and interpersonal losses. I have a special interest in working with re-married couples, step-families, mothers of young children, career and work related stresses, and college age students.
In my 20 years as a psychotherapist, it has been my experience that most people who seek the services of a psychotherapist are intact and functioning individuals who have a sense that something important is missing in their lives or relationships, or who want to change something about the direction their life has taken. My goal is to support my clients in clarifying their life situation, identifying the choices which might be available to them, and finding the freedom to act upon those choices.