My treatment focus is on helping people find themselves within themselves, and to help people establish as well as maintain who they are and who they want to be within intimate relationships. After 30+ years practicing psychotherapy, I still find relationships issues to be a major reason why people come to therapy. Relationships sometimes feel too distant and, unfortunately, these relationships can often leave people feeling emotionally abandoned or isolated. Or, relationships can feel too merged, leaving people feeling overwhelmed or smothered by another’s needs or demands.
Since opening private practice in 1984, my strength and therapeutic training have focused on helping people find a place where they can be in intimate relationships and not emotionally lose themselves or become emotionally overwhelmed by loved ones. The preferred method of therapy depends on the client’s needs; i.e., who they are and what they need within relationships. Also, the therapeutic relationship, the relationship between therapist and client is the prototype for developing relationships outside treatment. While therapy is meant to help people deal with relationships in the real world, it is also focused on the patient/client’s search for and development of Self.
My speciality is on emotional relationships: How relationships can deepen and how intimacy can be maintained, as well as how to create emotional/physical space when relationships are merged or abusive. My book is titled: “Deepening Intimacy In Psychotherapy,” and it has been in print since 2000.
I have been in private practice since 1984, first in NYC (1984-2008), and now/currently maintain a private practice in Sedona and Phoenix (2008 to present). I am a Graduate of Columbia Univ, New York Univ, Fordham Univ. and the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy, NYC, where I received a Certificate in Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis and Marriage/Couples Counseling.