The goal of therapy is to provide an ongoing dialogue within a safe space where the darkest and most troubled thoughts and feelings can be brought to light, examined and incorporated with care. I seek to provide behavioral and emotional maps designed to enhance the client's functioning in all aspects of his life.
The most essential elements of therapy are to provide the client with an experience of safety, acceptance, familiarity, ease, and the opportunity to operate from her essential self, within the boundaries of a healthy relationship. I bring the qualities of open-heartedness, curiosity, honesty and humor to the therapeutic alliance.
I am committed to offering the opportunity for growth, competency, choices and empowerment.
In addition to working with ADD/ADHD, co-occurring issues, and problems in living, I also work with trauma victims. I am a synthesizer of various treatment modalities: EMDR, Ego State, Cognitive, Object Relations and Existential therapy. Interventions utilized in therapy may also include: art therapy; play therapy, literary arts and improvisational techniques. These are effective with all ages.
I received my Master’s in Social Work at the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 1977 and the ACSW certification in 1979. I have been in private practice for over a decade. Directly prior to that, I was a teacher for ADD/ADHD teenagers in a one-on-one setting. This was an enriching prelude for a fuller understanding of how those with ADD/ADHD operate, each in their own way.