I have enjoyed
working as a counselor since 1974. I went into this work
because I experienced how helpful counseling was to me, when I
really needed it. I have learned to understand myself and to
overcome my anxiety and depression, as well as to improve my
marriage and to overcome my addiction to overeating. My own
openness promotes clients' comfort and non-defensiveness to
The summary at the top right side of this web
site provides an overview of my practice. While the most
frequent problems are listed, I help with others too. At the
present time, I am increasing
groups because of their therapeutic value and cost-effectiveness
in this economy. Group sessions are 90 minutes. For those who prefer or need individual therapy, I
am available for individual sessions of 45 minutes. My integration of spirituality
and psychotherapy is particularly helpful in these difficult times
when people seek answers, values, relief from worry, and to fill a
materialistic void with spirituality. To whatever I do, I
bring over 35 years of experience and caring.
Over the years I have sought out training with the best therapists,
learning the most effective methods. I have had special training
with families, including children and adolescents, and couples. I
trained at the Family Institute of Chicago for two years. I also
trained for two years in Addictions Counseling at Grant Hospital,
and treat people with all kinds of addictions. I trained with Brian
Weiss in past life therapy, and enjoy working with the many people
he refers to me.
I am familiar with
people of all cultures, including Asians, Hispanics, African Americans,
Africans, and Europeans. I have traveled in many countries of the
world, and have lived in Germany and Chile. I see many gay and
lesbian clients. I speak and understand German and Spanish.
educational background helps me understand and relate to people in
different careers too.
For instance, in addition to my Ph.D. in psychology, I have a B.S.
in electrical engineering and Masters degrees in religion.
I would welcome a chance to talk with you about the possibility of
my helping you. I will do my best to understand and appreciate you
as the unique person you are, and to help you accomplish your goals
To schedule an
appointment, please call
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