My Approach to Helping
Each of our lives is a journey toward growth and meaning. It is inevitable that we will run into obstacles along the way. I see myself as a guide on the road who can assist you in figuring out how to best navigate and learn from the challenges you face. I will be active in engaging you in this process by listening to your individual story, supporting your life goals and dreams, and challenging you with new options when you are conflicted, stuck, or confused. My hope is that through our relationship, you can know yourself better and take action that is right for your particular path.
More Info About My Practice
I work with individuals, couples, and groups. My specialty is working with men, who sometimes are ambivalent about asking for help. It takes courage to consult a psychologist. Change is not easy, but with some support each of us can find some new ways of dealing with life challenges. I am also a Professor of Psychology at the University of Redlands. I will bring my knowledge, experience, and authenticity to our encounters. I have co-authored the books: Man Alive: A Primer of Men's Issues (1994), Men and Depression: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives (2000), Deepening Psychotherapy with Men (2002), and Breaking Barriers in Counseling Men (2014).
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
A therapist should not only understand where you are coming from, but also be someone you feel you can relate to interpersonally. The best outcomes are when you feel a "connection" with a clinician, regardless of their orientation. Therapists are real people who do not hide behind their role, but rather bring their authentic humaness to their interactions with you.