As a licensed psychologist with nearly 40 years of experience, I find that my practice philosophy and style have evolved significantly to better serve my patients.
I have an eclectic style that flexes with my patients’ needs. Primarily, however, I follow a positive, appreciative inquiry model that focuses less on analyzing the torments of the past and more on working toward constructive goals.
I work to address symptoms quickly and move toward helping you design your life to sustain high level wellness.
I am interested in the neurobiology of wellness – how lifestyle affects the brain and vice versa.
Psychological symptoms are generally signals that our lifestyle is out of balance and not sustaining wellness.
I will ask what satisfies and dissatisfies you in your life. Together we will take into account life stressors, nutrition, exercise and social environment to create a blueprint for designing your life.
My goal is to help you achieve true wellness, which is not simply the absence of symptoms; rather, it is the achievement of a high level of health and personal satisfaction.
Commitment To Change
Psychotherapy is not a passive experience in which I talk and you listen, nor is it the reverse where you talk and I listen.
It is more like a coaching relationship, where together we develop goals and strategies, and you accept accountability for the small changes that add up to a better life.
It requires a conscious commitment to change.
Complementary Medicine Strategies
My goal in treatment is generally a drug-free solution whenever that is possible.
I enjoy teaching you how to develop your skills to use your brain effectively and, when appropriate, how to develop a more effective brain through the miracle of neuroplasticity.
Accordingly, I frequently recommend complementary medicine strategies such as plant-based supplements, meditation and relaxation exercises, cranial electrotherapy stimulation or other interventions which you can read about in the My Practice section.