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Psychotherapy Practice

Scope:
I have been a psychotherapist for over thirty years helping individuals and couples  overcome depression, anxiety and panic disorders, relationship difficulties, problems with self-sabotage and  difficulty defining  and achieving life goals.  I provide supportive psychotherapy to people in recovery from substance abuse and eating disorders.  Based on my fifteen years of experience with children I provide guidance to clients around child and family issues.  I also see couples and parents with their adult children to resolve relationship impasses.

I have gerontological training and experience working with elders and their families.

I am also interested in the mind-body connection and see patients with serious medical conditions and disabilities.  Home visits are possible for the home-bound.  I also work with spouses, families and caregivers of those with serious illness.

My work is strongly influenced by the ideas generated by the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group and its empirical research into what is most helpful to clients in psychotherapy.  Additionally I am interested in the work of Peter Levine and trauma healing and the attachment theorists for their important contributions to understanding the role that attachment injury plays in individual and couples’ difficulties.

Additionally, I have completed a three year training course in Spiritual Direction and am quite comfortable incorporating clients’ spiritual needs into my therapeutic work with them.

My practice is inclusive to race and sexual orientation.

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the State of California, License No. LCS-12706

Education:
New York University,  NY, NY.
1965-1969, BA in Music History & Theory

San Francisco State University, SF, CA
1977-1979, Certificate in Gerontological Studies

Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, NY, NY. 1981-1983, MSW in Clinical Casework.

Affiliations:
NASW
Association of Clinical Social Workers
The Eldercare Network