I began practicing psychotherapy at a large, Midwestern psychiatric hospital in 1971.
This Institute had a residency in psychiatry and I was able to take part in much of the trainings and supervision that psychiatrists-to-be were experiencing.
It was like two years of post-graduate work and provided me many experiences that most non-physician psychotherapists are never exposed to. From there I went to work at a mental health center where I remained for 16 years.
This afforded me a wide breadth of experience in all areas of psychiatric treatments and diagnosis.
In 1989, I started a private practice, and have been doing so ever since.
My training and experience have included ADHD, affective disorders, and marital and couple's counseling. In 1982, I was introduced to clinical hypnosis, and I have certification and 170 hours of training through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, a science-based organization.
I have also been a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and have many hours of training and over 12,000 hours of experience in group psychotherapy.
I continue to learn and grow as a therapist, and I have been greatly influenced over the past ten years with the exploding field of neuroscience. I remain enthused and excited about the opportunity to work with individuals who have entrusted me with their care.