Hello, and welcome to my information page.
I have two offices, one centrally located at Barton Oaks Plaza and one Southwest close to Oak Hill convenient to Lakeway, Dripping Springs, and Southwest Austin.
Couples therapy (an area of special enjoyment)
Bipolar disorders (using Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy)
Anxiety disorders (using cognitive behavioral treatment methods)
Family issues, including adult children and parents in conflict
Grief and loss
Life transitions, including divorce
Coping with illness, especially cancer, cardiac, and autoimmune illness
Mindfulness and meditative work
Behavioral medicine: stress management, relaxation training, managing sleep disorders, and etc.
I have extensive training in psychoanalytic therapy, family systems theory, affective neuroscience, and behavioral medicine. This enables me to work with a good deal of flexibility, depending on my clients needs. I approach everyone as an individual rather than applying a general technique to all. My guiding theory posits that all people come to therapy with strong wishes (conscious or unconscious) to master their problems; it is my job to connect with my clients, listen with care, and jointly develop a plan to help them solve their problems and overcome any obstacles they may encounter. In situations where acceptance rather than problem-solving is what is needed, we will work in that realm.
My style is warm, interactive, and personable; rather on the humorous end of the continuum. However, I keep up with the latest developments in neuroscience and work when possible in ways that are data based and empirically validated. I have practiced as a therapist for over 30 years, love my work, and consider it a pleasure and a privilege to consult with those of you who choose to work with me.
Though I ask clients to directly pay me for my services, I will file with their insurances as a courtesy, if they wish.
Please contact me if you have questions or would like to talk further.