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With almost 30 years' experience in private practice in California, I have a depth and breadth of experience developed through years of study and work with clients who have taught me a great deal through their hard work and commitment to change.  My goal for our work together is to offer hope, encouragement and skills to resolve painful issues from the past, solve practical problelms in the present, and open up new opportunities for growth in the future.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a safe and compassionate approach tailored to each client's individual needs and personality, to help attain the goals that are important to them.  I provide services includiing:

Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy -  I have worked successfully with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues which may be of concern to you, including:
  • Situational and Chronic Depression
  • Bipolar Spectrum
  • Resolving and Recovering from Childhood Trauma
  • Loss and Grief
  • Managing Stress
  • Alcohol and Chemical Dependency
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Co-dependency
  • Identity and Self-Discovery
  • Barriers to Change
  • Resolving Ambivalence, Enhancing Motivation
  • Decision-Making
  • Adult Sexuality and Related Issues
  • Improving Relationships at Home and Work
  • Life Transitions - Divorce, Aging, Career Change
  • Living with Chronic Illness
  • Pre-Surgical Evaluation for Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Pre- Surgical Counseling and Post-Surgical Support  
Relationship Counseling
  • Couples Issues and Marital Counseling
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Improving Communication
  • Enhancing Intimacy
  • Amicable Divorce
  • Sibling Issues
Group Counseling and Psychotherapy - Groups offered at various times during the year:
  • Alcohol Recovery and Relapse Prevention
  • Grief and Loss
  • Living with Chronic Illness
  • Life in Transition
Case Consultation for Therapists 
  • Individual Consultation - Case by Case, or Ongoing
  • Group Consultation
  • In-Depth Exploration of Countertransference, Impasses and Collusions
  • Attachment, Object Relations and Intersubjective Perspectives
  • Support and Enhance Problem-Focused Work                                                                                                   
Referrals - I can also provide appropriate referrals, both to another primary therapist or to other local resources.


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