My training in clinical psychology, my theoretical orientation of behavior analysis, and my over 35 years of experience gives me a strong foundation for working with clients who struggle with a wide variety of psychological problems: depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, eating disorders, and emotional traumas.
Beginning with my first class in behavior modification in 1975, I found a theoretical home in behavior analysis. I participated in numerous advanced seminars in behavior analysis throughout my undergraduate and then graduate years, immersing myself in the philosophy of the science of behavior. I believe that my strong theoretical foundation in behavior analysis brings an important consistency to my clinical work. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) are two behaviorally based clinical approaches to treatment that I have studied and apply in my practice. In addition, over the last 20 or so years, I have participated in numerous workshops on mindfulness and meditation and also bring these areas of interest into my clinical work.