Thank you for visiting my web site. I
hope you find it helpful and informative. If you are here,
you likely have an interest in psychology and psychotherapy.
I have arranged this site to help you find what you need.
To the right, you will find a description of my professional
background – one that includes teaching, publishing and clinical supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Few other psychologists or counselors can match this depth and breadth of experience. A final experience that I bring, that is unfortunately increasingly rare in this field, is my own intensive psychotherapy, lasting several years. Richard Chessick, a well-published psychotherapist (15 books and 250 professional articles), commented that having an unanalyzed therapist is like having a blind surgeon. It is always a good idea to ask your prospective psychologist or counselor to describe his or her own therapeutic experience – how long in treatment, frequency of sessions and the background of the treating therapist.
Above you will find a list of sections within this site.
You are on the Home Page. The next section is Psychotherapy.
This contains brief articles that I have written that will
help you understand what psychotherapy is and, as importantly,
is not. I will occasionally add something here in response
to either information in the popular media, which you may have
seen, or to a professional article that I find especially useful.
Next is Speaking Engagements – pretty much self-explanatory. The next section is Areas
of Professional Focus. There are five of them – Parenting, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Divorce Recovery, and Psychology and Cardiac Health. Each has a brief description and then articles that I have written and included as I find information that I believe will be useful. The next section is What
to Expect on Your First Visit. Having a general idea of what will happen can make it easier to get started and help you get more out of the first session. Finally, I have included a section called The Lighter
Side of Psychology with two areas – one that pokes fun at psychology generally and a second, Venus and Mars, which provides a humorous look at the differences between men and women. I can’t say for certain that laughter is the best medicine – but it is very good for us. As I find cartoons that illustrate the irony, silliness or just plain irrationality of Homo sapiens, I’ll include these here. Enjoy! – Doctor’s