Therapeutic Approach

Cutting-edge research tells us that the most effective healing approaches engage both the mind and the body. Depending upon your unique situation and my appraisal of what will be most helpful, I may employ

  • Psychodynamic Approaches
  • Psychophysiologic Awareness, Tolerance and Modulation skill building
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • EMDR
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches

General Psychology Focus

I am skilled in addressing a broad range of mental health problems affecting adults and older teens. Some of the issues I work with include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Grief and loss, especially related to medical issues in you or a loved one
  • Childhood trauma
  • Adult trauma
  • PTSD and other problems due to traumatic experiences
  • Relationship concerns
  • Adjustment to life changes such as marriage, childbirth, divorce, retirement

Clinical Health Psychology Focus

As a clinical health psychologist, I am an expert in addressing health problems that are affected by stress or other psychosocial issues. We'll address the emotional and psychophysiological aspects of your life to help you feel better and function more effectively. I am happy to coordinate care with your physician or other health professionals on your team, with your written consent. I have a particular expertise in helping patients with medical issues who have experienced difficult childhoods, histories of childhood abuse, or later life trauma.

Some of the health issues I work with include:

  • Chronic pain (e.g., Headache, TMJ, FMS, Back pain, Pelvic pain)
  • IBS and other functional gastrointenstinal disorders
  • Sleep problems (Insomnia, sleeping too much)
  • Coping with chronic, incurable illness