Licensed Independent Social Worker
- GENDER: Male (He/him/his)
- LANGUAGE: English
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who provides individual counseling to adults and older adults who are dealing with the many challenges life can pose for all of us, including marital, family conflicts, life-stage and health challenges, loss of relationships and the struggle of finding meaning and security in a troubled world. My clients have taught me that the value of our work in therapy grows out of our creating a relationship built on trust and mutual respect, safety and collaboration -- a journey we share in exploring meaning and constructive action. We sometimes even discover ourselves sharing heartfelt laughter in the midst of discussing tough times.
I have been lucky enough to be working in mental health for over 45 years. At first I worked with children, adolescents and their parents in residential treatment centers and then in a hospital's day-treatment and outpatient program. For the last 30 years I've worked as an outpatient therapist at the Center. When I moved from college teaching to mental health work, I felt a whole vital world opening up to me, and years later I am still passionate about it and grateful to be part of this world of healing. Learning has always excited me, including my training in family therapy at the Menninger Foundation, my training in internal family systems and in EMDR. What has been especially valuable is the learning and stimulation of consultation with the skilled clinicians at the Center.
My personal philosophy is that we're all in the same boat and that our best hope is to develop wise and compassionate relationships with ourselves and with others. I have a strong interest in Buddhism and meditation, in yoga and in the interplay between literature and therapy. I consider laughter as one of the great therapies. My wife and I love to play piano and spoil our three cats. I am deeply grateful that my two sons and I can share meaningful talks about the joys and tribulations of life and that my truly wonderful grandchildren strengthen my hope for our collective future.
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- Anger Management
- Anxiety, Depression, Emotions
- Family or Team Relationships
- Grief or Loss
- Marital & Relationships
- Personal Development
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Older Adults