As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, with over 41 years of experience, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.
Blending conventional and alternative approaches, I draw on a variety of styles and techniques, such as: EMDR, Sand Tray, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification, Systems Approach, Creative Visualization, 12 Step Recovery and more, to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. I work with each client to help them build on their strengths and to identify and achieve life goals.
Certified as an Advanced Trainer in Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) of Parenting Training (Howard Glasser), I am now doing parenting training classes at a new level. Working with parents and educators to bring out the Greatness in children. This approach helps children learn how they can succeed in all areas of their lives as parents and schools use this process. Also parents and teachers become more aware of their greatness as they learn skills for parenting & teaching in a new and energizing way. I am very excited about this work.
I have also done ACA/Adults from dysfunctional family groups for 30 years of my time in private practice. This is a very exciting group with which to work. The recovery process and healing in group therapy for this population is profound. It is one of the favorite parts of my work.
A new group recently began, in my office in Monterey. There are openings at this time. Call my office or my cell (925-699-5045) for more information. We meet once a week and the fee is $40 per session.