My primary area of specialization is related to the treatment of traumatic stress responses, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, specific phobias, depression, and dissociative disorders.
I work with a wide range of survivors of traumatic experiences including crime victims, industrial injuries, motor vehicle crashes, natural and man-made disasters, critical incident and cumulative stress in police, fire and other emergency responders, adults who were abused or neglected as children.
I also have extensive experience in alcohol and substance abuse recovery. I work with individuals with co-occuring posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol or substance abuse.
My original training was in marriage and family therapy and I have continued to work with couples over the last three decades. I work with couples at all phases of life. I help couples learn to communicate and work through issues with blended families, infidelity, infertility, and adoption.
I support loving relationships by helping couples learn to communicate more effectively, develop trust and intimacy, work through areas of conflict, and resolve their issues.