I am a Columbia-trained, licensed clinical psychologist and health educator. I'm also certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Broadly, my focus has been on helping people to reduce uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms and gain greater insight into who they are and want to be.
The bulk of my work has been with the medically ill and those experiencing chronic pain, as well as teaching people to develop better stress management tools. I have also helped clients learn how to create healthier relationships, develop better self-esteem, foster greater self-compassion, release unhealthy patterns, and reach goals that are important to them.
Areas of Focus
At present, I'm focusing on writing, teaching, and educating the public about tools for self-care, including but not limited to adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors, using techniques like self-hypnosis, guided imagery, meditation and more. I'm also devoting more time to creating audio self-hypnosis and guided imagery programs. I love creating these programs using approaches that have been shown to help with a variety of concerns - physical, emotional and behavioral. In addition, I'm dedicating more time to intuitive development - helpling people (myself included!) better access the Wise Sage that lives within all of us.
Finally, I'm seeking to learn more about what I refer to as "Tireless Caregivers" - people who take care of everyone else, often to their own detriment. All too often, Tireless Caregivers wind up exhausted, secretly resentful, and even ill because their own needs come last, if at all. If this describes you, please consider filling out my survey on this topic.
As such, I am not taking on long-term patients at this time. I will be available periodically for consultation and referrals to other providers, as well as for short-term treatments such as hypnosis for specific issues (including but not limited to habit change, anxiety reduction, and intuitive development).
If You Are Seeking Treatment
For psychotherapy related to chronic pain or other issues, please see the section "Referrals to Other Providers."
You may also be interested in my award-winning book, "The Everything Guide To Integrative Pain Management." You can learn more about it and read part of a sample chapter here, or purchase it at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, via Kindle and iBooks, and at various other book sellers.
Self-Hypnosis for Self-Improvement
To learn more about my healing themed self-hypnosis audio programs to help with the topics listed below, visit iTunes, Amazon.com, or HealthJourneys.com. You'll also find some of my audio tracks in the popular meditation app Insight Timer, and full-length programs on Audible.com.