My Approach to Helping
Provide primarily outpatient psychotherapy and psychological services to adolescents, adults, and couples. Areas of specialty include: depth psychotherapy utilizing Mentalization-Based Treatment, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy, men's issues, recovery from marital infidelity, and psychotherapy for members of the "helping professions" (i.e., clergy/clergy couples, psychotherapists, educators, administrators, etc.). Services are offered for problem areas (e.g., clinically significant/interfering anxiety, depression, marital conflict, and professional performance challenges), and to facilitate personal growth and spiritual development (e.g., achieving greater levels of work-life balance, intimacy in interpersonal relationships, and personal and relational fulfillment and meaning in life).
Psychological & Personality Assessment Services:
Comprehensive psychological and personality assessment that addresses common referral questions (e.g., diagnostic status, problem severity and complexity, levels of distress and impairment, coping styles and potential resistance, targeted treatment recommendations, etc.), with attention to critical features of a patient's psychological assets and vulnerabilities. For example, how to work more effectively with an individual or couple given their coping resources and ways of managing stress, capacity for affect modulation, manner of processing information, conscious and unconscious experience of themselves, and explicit and implicit models for relating with others. Such comprehensive and individually-tailored evaluations are typically helpful to treating psychotherapists and psychiatrists alike.
Professional consultation is provided to licensed mental health providers and clergy seeking assistance with more challenging patients, clients, or congregation members, and their complex social systems, more broadly.