ADULTSCouples Therapy: Trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and knowledgeable in Gottman treatment approaches.
Relationship Issues and Self-Esteem: Formulated from interpersonal theory to address family, friendship, work and other social relationships.
Depression: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address depressive thought processes and beliefs. Referral to psychiatrist colleagues when medication may be necessary/helpful to address severe or intractable depressive symptoms.
Health/Medical: Extensive experience treating individuals with complex, debilitating, and life-threatening medical conditions. Currently facilitate weekly support group for men with prostate cancer. Twenty five years as a member of the clinical staff at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center (17 years in San Rafael).
Infertility/Pregnancy: Knowlegeable about infertility treatment and associated psychological issues and decisions.
Adoption: Experience with practical, legal and psychosocial issues with adoptees and their families (biological and adoptive) and the adoption process.
Occupational/Work: Employment issues including unemployment, work challenges and disability management. Former Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California Department of Industrial Relations.
Financial: Very knowledgeable and experienced in resolving money-related issues and conflicts, budgeting, debt, investment and money management.
ADOLESCENTS AND FAMILIES
Attention Deficit Disorder: Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Coordination with physicians for medication management and teachers/schools, if necessary.
Academic/School Issues: Counseling and support for interpersonal and performance problems. Experience with Individual Education Plan (IEP) and AB procedures.
Family Conflict: Family therapy from a systems perspective engaging the whole family.
Separation and Divorce: Consultation and ongoing support/psychotherapy for couples and children during marital disengagement. Counseling for blended families.
Substance Abuse: Identification, diagnosis and supportive treatment in conjunction with medical treatment and 12 step programs.