I have been in practice for over 25 years. I work with individuals and couples, am trained in a number of approaches to therapy, and am certified as a sex therapist by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
People starting therapy are always looking for hope. I believe in helping you creatively pursue your goals and dreams at any age. That philosophy has always informed my work. Perhaps you are seeking a pleasurable new relationship or hoping to take a leap and make a career switch. Perhaps you’ve had a secret dream you haven’t shared with anyone because of shyness or embarrassment – I’d like to hear all about it. I am interested in possibilities and potential. Along those lines, I recently wrote a film called SUGAR!, which tells the story of a mid-life woman who, against all odds, forms a rock band.
I have expertise in sex therapy and, depending on the problem, will work intensively with you either individually or as a couple. I'm also trained in couples therapy and marriage counseling: working with you as a couple is a powerful and very efficient way for me to intervene and insure change. I also diagnose and treat depression and anxiety syndromes and quickly focus on relieving your distress. Compulsive eating and issues around body image are also foremost in my work as they affect your health, self-esteem, and sexuality.
No matter what the issue, I will work collaboratively with you and frequently re-visit the goals we set together. Our main focus will be on increasing pleasure in your life.