It’s important to find a psychologist who can be helpful with the specific matters concerning you. I have provided the information below to help you decide if I am someone who could be of benefit to you. These brief lists don’t tell the full story so, as always, please feel free to contact me if you want more details. If it seems that another professional would be a better fit for your concerns, I am more than happy to provide you with the names of local clinicians whom I respect.
- Individual therapy with adults, adolescents, and children – most of my practice involves seeing people individually. Working one on one enables us to focus in on your situation and explore options to make your situation better.
- Couples therapy – sometimes it is most beneficial to meet with a spouse or partner as well. My basic philosophy is that the only lasting change is one in which both people are happy. If one person is unhappy, it’s only a matter of time before the other person will be unhappy too. Therefore, I strive to achieve balance in relationships so both people can get their needs met.
- Family therapy – sometimes it’s helpful to work with more than one person in the family. We can be completely flexible and play musical chairs, depending on what we are currently working on.
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder evaluations – I use a two hour interview to assess the presence of ADHD. This involves establishing the presence of ADHD symptoms, as well as ensuring that the symptoms are not better explained by another diagnosis, such as anxiety or depression. If formal testing is warranted, for example for school accommodations, I can refer you to another qualified psychologist.
- Coaching for adults and adolescents with ADHD, and others – rather than traditional therapy, some people require help more with matters of organization and time management. Coaching involves identifying the weak links in the chain of events that are required for clients to successfully meet their demands. For students, this could involve completing homework assignments and ensuring that they’re handed in on time. For adults, this often involves work projects or demands at home. In both cases, we talk about how to make some small but important changes to the client’s environment to improve the odds of success.
- Public speaking for a wide range of audiences – I greatly enjoy public speaking and have received excellent reviews. Psychologists have a lot of great information to share, whether it’s working one on one or standing in front of a crowd. Check out my Public Speaking page to see the topics I have covered so far, but feel free to suggest others.
I use a very flexible approach in my work. I am focused on results and will apply a mixture of techniques to get there, based on what will be most helpful in the moment.
Areas of Specialty
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adults, adolescents, and children)
- School difficulties
- Time management/life balance
- Improving your relationship
- Dealing with difficult family members
- Dealing with difficult bosses, coworkers, and employees