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Services Offered


 

"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.  When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, 'Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.'  I don't try to control a sunset.  I watch with awe as it unfolds."
- Carl R. Rogers

 

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Services Offered


 

"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.  When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, 'Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.'  I don't try to control a sunset.  I watch with awe as it unfolds."
- Carl R. Rogers

 

INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Love Addiction/Love Avoidant Shame Based Model

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Level I & II

Twelve Step Recovery Program–AA, Al-Anon, ACOA, SCA/SLAA, etc.

Certified Chemical Dependency Prevention Specialist - Smoking Cessation and Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention Programs

Sexual Compulsivity


COUPLES COUNSELING

IMAGO Couples Counseling

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Sex Counseling in Couples Therapy–i.e., Rekindling Desire in a Low-Sex or No-Sex Relationship

Sexual Compulsivity


GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

IT’S ALL ABOUT CHANGE: For Women Who Love Women

A cognitive behavioral and interpersonal psychotherapy group for women who love women.
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Take care of yourself: Escaping codependence

Join this diverse, mixed gender group designed to help men and women gain the tools needed to live a fulfilled life.  This group will offer tips for learning to love yourself, understanding how to practice empathy, exuding authenticity, expanding the ability to feel and express emotion, establishing boundaries, building confidence, and fulfilling your own needs and wants.
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CONSULTATION SERVICES

Currently I am consulting with national addiction treatment programs regarding LGBTQ+ issues. I serve on a panel of health care providers for the George Washington University LGBTQ+ Graduate Certificate Program. Also, I am a small group leader for other mental health group leaders for the local chapter of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). I am an active member of the GLBTQ+ Special Interest group of the AGPA. I have conducted trainings for mental health providers and the general public on the following issues:

  • Straight Clinician/LGBTQ+ Client: Bridging the Gap
  • Substance Abuse and Out of Control Sexual Behavior
  • Couples Counseling for Gay Men with Sexual Compulsivity
  • LGBTQ+ Aging and Sexuality

 


Areas of Expertise

My practice includes seeing individuals/couples and families with problems such as the following:

  • Codependency/Adult Children of Alcoholics/Al Anon – family of origin, inner child and intimacy issues
  • Sexuality/loss of desire/boundary and intimacy in relationships
  • Recovery from Substance Abuse (including tobacco)/ Sexual Compulsivity/Addiction
  • Advanced Group Psychotherapy
  • Coming Out/Sexual Identity Issues
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Mourning/Grief
  • Caregiving Issues
  • Divorce/Separation/Transitions
  • Love Addiction/Love Avoider
  • Coming Out of Marriage
  • Gay Parenting Issues
  • Gay Couples Struggling with Sexual Compulsivity

Online Counselling