Provisional Marriage and Family Therapist
Families, couples, and individuals often enter therapy feeling as if they are running on autopilot; that their relationships or life trajectory isn’t going as planned, and that efforts to change direction simply are not working. Some families, couples or individuals feel as if they are moving from one crisis to the next, unable to get traction or able to take control. Others may simply feel overwhelmed by life’s complexities and challenges.
Therapy is an opportunity to engage with a trained and objective professional to sort through these situations. Therapy can be described in many ways – challenging, frustrating, stress reducing, and educational are just a few. There’s no doubt about it, therapy can be hard work, but that work is usually rewarded with feelings of satisfaction, insight, growth, relief and sometimes closure.
I am honored when invited to join a family, a couple, or an individual in the therapy process. I place a strong emphasis on creating a safe, engaging, receptive and professional environment where families, couples and individuals can challenge their status quo and begin making changes leading to a more fulfilling life and healthy relationships.
I have a Masters Degree in Family Therapy from Hahnemann University (Drexel) in Philadelphia. I also completed a two-year postgraduate training program in Structural Family Therapy. I have had the great privilege of studying with master therapists such as Dr. Harry Aponte and Dr. Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy.
I have worked as a therapist in a variety of settings, ranging from private practice to substance abuse treatment programs and hospital settings. I have also served as teaching and research staff at three universities – La Salle, Temple, and the University of Utah.
When not providing therapy services I enjoy spending time with my family, our dogs, training several rescued horses and restoring vintage motorcycles.