I Have Been Providing Psychotherapy Services Since 1978 - That is Twenty-Eight Years of Professional Experience. I Opened My Private Practice in 2002, Specializing in Marital Problems, Mood Disorders, Family Therapy and Addictions, Including Sexual Addictions. Before Opening My Private Practice I Served As Clinical Director and Psychologist for Integrated Mental Health Services and for Austin Regional Clinic's Mental Health Department.
I Received a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology From The University of Texas at Austin in 1987. Prior to My Doctoral Work I Received a Masters Degree From The American University in Washington, D.C. and An Undergraduate Degree From the University of Pittsburgh.
My Clinical Approach Emphasizes a Pragmatic, Straightforward Approach to Psychotherapy. Although the Emphasis of First Appointments is to Get An Accurate Picture of a Client's Condition, I Always Strive to Make Sure that Clients Leave Those First Meetings with Helpful Ideas A bout How to Go About Changing Their Lives. My Clinical Approach is a Mix of Solution-Oriented Therapy with Cognitive-Behavioral Methods. Solution-Oriented Therapy Emphasizes Using Clients' Strengths to Assist Them in Feeling Empowered to Make Positive Changes. Cognitive-Behavioral Methods Assist Clients in Examining Their Thought and Behavior Patterns to Identify Areas Where Changes Might Be Advantageous.
I Am Licensed As a Psychologist, and Marriage & Family Therapist in the State of Texas.. Counseling - Individual Therapy - Couples Therapy - Marriage Counseling - Family Counseling