LCSW, LMFT (Arizona Licensed Clinical
Social Worker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist)
I have been a Licensed Clinical
Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Phoenix area
for the last 32 years. With my broad
range of experience, you will get a vast wealth of perspective on your
situation and a complete knowledge of the resources within the community and
human experience. My experience includes
work with troubled teens in residential, hospital and family therapy
contexts. I have also worked for many
years with younger children in group, individual and family formats. Therefore, you will have access to the
perspective of your children in the creation of solutions to family
I have completed doctoral course
work and did research in divorce adjustment with children and families. For the past 18 years, I have been a provider
for the Superior Court of Maricopa County, providing mediation, counseling,
therapeutic supervision and evaluations for families in the transitions of
divorce and blending families. Because I
have a wealth of personal clinical and academic experience in this area, you
will have numerous insights and choices otherwise not available.
I am also a skilled relationship and
marital therapist. Couples counseling is
one of my favorite things to do bringing to you new awareness of relational
intelligence and communication skills.
This has been a strong area of specialty over the years and I have been
highly successful at resolving the vast majority of relationship issues I deal
with in either heterosexual or homosexual contexts.
In addition, I specialize in men’s
issues and for the past 15 years have worked with men in group contexts. Men’s
work has been a passion for me which initially began with work on my own father
relationship and was fueled by the broader need for relationship-work balance
and emotional articulateness with men in general. Men in my groups have
discovered a deeper sense of support and connectedness with other men as well
as an ability to communicate more effectively in all their relationships and manifest
greater levels of emotional intelligence.
I have also had extensive experience
in anger management, depression and anxiety disorders, as well as
post-traumatic disorders and personality disorders. My broad range of
experience in therapeutic modalities and deep understanding of human nature
based on years of experience has given me insight and perspective into
emotional disorders which will give you a variety of new choices and strategies
to approach emotional management.
also specialize in Attention Deficit Disorders in children and adults
and I also do ADHD coaching with adults.
I can provide a number of strategies which will give you new patterns for goal-setting and time
management, and cognitive strategies for success in business life-work balance.
have a broad range of experience in family therapy and
psychotherapy. I have trained
extensively in family systems theory and practice with structural, strategic,
solution-focused and constructionist-systemic models of family therapy. I am a certified practitioner in Neuro-linguistic programming,
a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and
I’m also certified in Eye-Movement Desensitization
Reprocessing and Lifespan Integration therapy.
I am also proud to be a New Warrior
in the Man-Kind Project (mkp.org) men’s organization. I am a Clinical Member and board member of
the Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (azamft.org), as well
as a Board Certified Diplomate Clinical Social Worker.
I have an eclectic, ecumenical
spiritual background which includes a New Thought Christian influence but is
also strongly influenced by Vajrayana and Vipassna schools of Buddhist
meditation in his practice. I combine a practical solution-focused approach
with an emphasis on finding deeper sources of nourishment in a world which
encourages us to be satisfied with superficial
pseudo adaptive sources of self-care.
You will get a strong emphasis on
family and relationships in my practice
with the belief that our ultimate happiness lies in the emphasis on our
interdependence and connectedness with all living beings.
Most major insurance plans are accepted for
payment. Cigna and Tri-West are not at
the present time. Please call to confirm
or consult your insurance company for details.
My normal fee is $80. Visa and
Master Card are accepted.
To make an appointment, please call