I specialize in
and emotion-focused work, using family therapy, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches, developed during my work at the Child Guidance Center (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), University of Pennsylvania Counseling & Psychological Services, Coatesville Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Northeast Treatment Centers, and Beth Israel Hospital (New York City).
I specialize in care for children, teens, young adults, and families: 1) Building cooperation and openness in place of defiance and lying; 2) Cultivating self-control in place of tantrums and aggression; 3) Fostering contentment and self-confidence in place of sadness and worry; and 4) Developing genuine closeness in place of clinging and irritability. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience addressing core relational issues of protection, loyalty, authority, trust, fairness, and forgiveness. I help families heal from generational wounds and allow children develop appropriate individuation, using the secure base of a trusting parent-child relationship.