Welcome to my Website

I began my career in psychology in 1981 working in the field of trauma recovery. In the 1980's I developed one of the State of California's first treatment programs for young male victims of sexual abuse. I also coordinated Merced County Mental Health Department's suicide intervention program. I've been in private practice since 1988.

Please explore my website and learn about the methods I have found to be most helpful and effective in dealing with a variety of issues that we are presented with in our fast paced world. Together, we will slow down and look at your unique situation.  

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  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Workshops
  • Consultation

My Methods

  • Respect

    Successful psychotherapy begins exactly where you are in your life now and unfolds within a context of collaboration, partnership and trust. The work evolves out of an attitude of respect, non-judgment and gentle curiosity toward your deepest self.

  • Understanding

    We work together to understand the particular landscape of your life--the external markers and circumstances, but also the deep foundations of the life that dwell within, your interior self.

  • Listening

    By listening carefully together to the conflicts and beliefs, both conscious and unconscious, that constrict you, space is opened up for your fullest self to emerge from within.

"Eyes see only light, ears hear only sound, but a listening heart perceives meaning" - David Steindl-Rast