What brought you here today?
Are you or someone you love going through a rough time -- feeling stuck, in pain, unhappy and unable to feel better?
Or maybe it's your marriage, or your job, or some
other important aspect of your life that feels painful and all wrong, yet you can't find a solution.
I believe most psychological distress is caused by a breakdown in relationships – with loved ones, with your career or life purpose, but especially, and most of all,
Therapy is about knowing yourself better, and about feeling better. I believe it's about making a shift from trying to "fix" what's "wrong" with you to discovering what's right for you.
You see, you have a blueprint inside you already for how to live a life that's right for you. Deep down there's a place that knows exactly what needs to happen, and what you need to do, to feel good about yourself and your life. I want to help you discover that blueprint and learn how to believe in it.
I love helping people, and couples, feel better about themselves and make positive changes in their lives. I work with people suffering from anxiety and depression, and people struggling with difficulties in their relationships, as well as people who feel they’re just not getting enough out of life.
I've done a lot of work with men over the years. If you're a guy thinking about doing therapy, check out my page on men and therapy. I also specialize in working with adults with ADHD and with writers and other creative people to help them harness their skills and reach their dreams.
Finally I work with couples who fight too much, or who’ve drifted apart, or who’ve been torn apart by infidelity, to help them re-connect with the love they used to have, or, if that’s not possible, to make the right decisions and come to the place where they can move on with their lives in the healthiest manner possible.
It should go without saying that I've worked with many gay and lesbian individuals and couples over the years. While most of the challenges are the same as everyone else's, some issues are different. I have great respect and empathy for the pain and struggle most have had to endure simply to be who they are.
I’m a Certified Trainer in the mind-body self-help technique known as Focusing, and the co-author, with psychologist Dr. Helene Brenner, my wife of 29 years, of I Know I’m in There Somewhere: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner Voice and Living a Life of Authenticity (Gotham Books, 2003). For the better part of 20 years I’ve been helping people know themselves better and listen to their hearts to have happier and more fulfilling lives.
If what you're seeing here feels right to you, then email me or give me a call at (240) 315-8100.
Change is possible. You don't have to stay where you are. Let me help you get to where you want to be.