I am a licensed clinical psychologist in practice since 1994, experienced in working with people across the life span (preschool through adulthood). I provide evidence-based therapy to treat a wide array of emotional, behavioral, and behavioral health issues. I believe in a strength-based approach, drawing from and building upon already existing strengths and internal resources within each person to empower people to move through their life challenges with greater ease. My goal is to give people the tools and skills they need to move from difficulty and suffering to greater joy and well-being by using techniques drawn from the practices of Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mind-Body Medicine, Positive Psychology, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Over the years I have experienced first-hand the power of meditation, mindfulness, and mind-body practices and have made these an integral part of my personal and professional life. I believe in not only helping people to address problems in their lives, but also in using integrative approaches to help transform their lives to experience greater well-being and wholeness.
I am very excited by the recent research in psychology, neuroscience, and epigenetics. Never before have we had such compelling evidence to suggest that we are not fixed and static creatures, but in fact, with simple tools, can learn to rewire our brains to decrease stress, increase well-being, enhance our immune functioning, improve our health, and even help prevent disease.
In addition to my book The Transformative Power of Ten Minutes: An Eight Week Guide to Reducing Stress and Cultivating Well-Being, and Gifts of the Rain Puddle: Poems, Meditations and Reflections for the Mindful Soul, I am currently in the process of publishing several other books: three children’s books, with accompanying games, intended to give children and their caregivers helpful tools to deal with difficult emotions and cultivate positivity (to be published by Childswork Childsplay), and a collection of poetry and writing across four decades. Stay posted!
Some Suggested Resources
For a few of my many favorite books, magazines, and websites, click HERE.