Is anger or irritable mood preventing you from feeling and being your best? Is a hurting relationship weighing you down and keeping you from enjoying life the way you really want to? Have you tried solving your problems on your own but things are still the same? Don’t give up, because with the right information and some new skills your life can change for the better.
I'm a highly motivated therapist specializing in anger management (including road rage therapy), couples counseling, and helping parents who have children and teenagers with behavior problems. I also treat generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia, and depression. I offer free consultations.
My style is to be more active than passive. I keep a general aim for all my clients, which is “progress.” You can make positive progress as you gain both insight and skills. The emphasis on skills enables you to more rapidly improve your life.
I want my clients to know that I am warm, caring and respectful. I have a sense of humor. With couples I don’t take sides or give the impression that I am a judge. I understand that both partners must feel supported. I use a wide variety of therapy models and choose them according to the specific needs of my clients.
My strengths are in treating anger, marriage counseling, and parent-
I treat difficult marriages, especially those affected by infidelity and extra-
I am an active member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), and the American Counseling Association (ACA). I am a published author of five books, which focus on adolescent intervention and prevention programs. I am a Hazelden author and I continue to write on the
topics of anger management and parent education.
A letter of reference about me can be found here.
My resume can be found here.
Clarification of terms: The words counselor, marriage counselor, therapist, and psychotherapist are interchangeable terms and all refer to a mental health professional who provides counseling, therapy, or psychotherapy. The following are all mental health professionals: Psychiatrist, Licensed Practicing Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). For more information about Licensed Professional Counselors click here.