As a trained marriage and family therapist, I specialize in the counseling and treatment of distressed couples and families. With a special interest in family dynamics and couples' interaction patterns, I have expertise in helping couples to identify and overcome barriers to closeness and communication as may be affecting their ability to meet normative challenges of family life. I have experience helping couples recover from extramarital affairs, manage emotional or behavioral difficulties of children, negotiate divorce, remarriage and step-family adjustment issues, and cope with non-normative and more highly stressful life events, e.g., death of a child, chronic illness, etc.. Often, a crisis within a relationship--even something as serious as an extramarital affair--can be an opportunity for eventual development of deeper and happier commitments.
A broadly trained clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience, my continuing education credits include a post-doctoral certificate in marriage and family therapy from the Family Institute of Westchester, accredited by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. My work is informed by family systems theory, as well as principles of psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioral treatments. Clients can expect a supportive and collaborative treatment relationship.