Cleveland, Ohio


I am an established psychologist, working in the Lakewood, Ohio area with individuals, couples, and families for a number of years. I am interested in how we experience and grow from life events, such as marriage, divorce, death of a loved one, moving, and/or pursuing a new career. In the past, I have been the Director of Mental Health for the City of Cleveland’s McCafferty Health Center.

I have been working for a number of years as a couples therapist dealing with marriage, divorce, and other relationship issues. I have training in Gestalt Therapy, and in Ellyn Bader’s Couples Developmental Model.

I have also been involved in extensive summer-long training programs at the Ackerman Institute in New York City and with Karl Tomm’s family therapy model at the University of Calgary. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and Ericksonian hypnosis.

I consider myself a perpetual student, and have dabbled in behavioralism and other psychodymanic modalities. If I seem appropriate, I am looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you.




  • Anger management or verbal abuse
  • Betrayal
  • Commitment
  • Compatibility conflicts
  • Drifting apart
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Falling out of love
  • Family system or in-law challenges
  • Feeling defeated or unhappy
  • Gender identity
  • Hopelessness or desperation
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Intimacy or sexual issues
  • Jealousy
  • Lack of trust
  • Money conflicts
  • Motivation/Priorities/Roles & Responsibility
  • Negotiation and decision making skills
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Physical or emotional affair
  • Polyamory or alternative relationships
  • Pre-marital issues
  • Role of power/controlling behavior
  • Trauma

Clinical Approach: Developmental Model
Years of Experience: 42+

  • Ph.D.
  • Ohio Licensed Psychologist #3036


  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Cleveland Gestalt Institute Couples & Family Training Certificate
  • Externship at Ackerman Institute for Couples & Family in NYC
  • Gift Family Therapy Institute “Narrative” Systemic Family Therapy Training
  • Summer Intensive Training with Karl Tomm
  • Studying “Narrative” Systemic Family Therapy University of Calgary (two summer certificates)


  • English
  • Ohio
  • Telehealth (virtual)


  • Virtual
  • In-Office