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My philosophy of counseling can be summed up in this sentence: “When you share a joy you double it; when you share a trouble you cut it in half.” I have worked as a psychologist for the past 30 years, and as a mental health clinical nurse specialist the 10 years prior. I hold a PhD in Counseling Psychology, but my bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in Nursing which is a little different than most psychologists. I try to help people improve their self-esteem, unlearn destructive habits, become more self-aware, and have a sense of personal empowerment. In short, live more fulfilled lives.
My special interests include the mind-body connection with medical illness (especially cardiology, sudden cardiac death, and chronic pain) and helping them to improve their life. I also enjoy working with people struggling with the life changes so many of us face: aging parents, divorce, grief work, empty nest, etc.).
I use a variety of approaches some of which include learning and utilizing better stress management skills (relaxation training, lifestyle changes, etc.), working through grief issues (death and any sense of loss b/c illness, empty nest syndrome, divorce, job firing), etc.