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I consult only with individuals who are over the age of 18. My clinical specialties include the psychological assessment and psychotherapy with men and women with affective disorders (depression, or uni-polar, and bipolar disorder), women with post-partum depression, and people with the complicated effects of trauma (PTSD). I have a Federal contract with Tricare, and am trained in VA best-practices to treat active duty service members, veterans of all combat operations, and their families.
I was trained in the early 1970’s in the physiology and neurology of human development as a pediatric nurse practitioner; so as a clinical psychologist I have varied experience in how and why we humans behave in the ways that we do. I have had many years of experience in in-patient hospital practice and work with people who have chronic mental illness.
My clinical training is in psychodynamic psychotherapy and the cognitive-behavioral strategies to help modulate emotions and behavior. I consider psychotherapy to be a therapeutic relationship between you and me. Together, we investigate what things in life are working for you, and which aren’t; and sort through the "how come" of it all, so that you have more knowledge about yourself and increased freedom to make informed choices. As an educator in human development, I do not lead in your process of discovery, but encourage curiosity and investigation. I ask and invite questions, and have a responsibility to share with you my own observations and thoughts as we work together during the psychotherapy process. I am a certified group psychotherapist, although currently do not direct any weekly groups.