Licensed Psychologist
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor


(602) 363-2872
(602) 494-3131 Fax

Challenges I Work With

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders: General, Phobias, Social, Panic
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Living with Illness and Disability
  • Grief, Death, and Loss
  • Social Isolation
  • Social Conflict (work, home)
  • Lack of Healthy Lifestyle
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction

Clients I work with

Adolescents and Adults, 13 and older

Types of Therapy I Use

Individual, Family, Group, Couples

Approaches I Use

I use a variety of therapy tools along with empathic listening to each person’s unique story.  Together, we find a way to help you overcome whatever obstacles interfere with your being more active in a meaningful and fulfilling life. Here are some of the tools I use:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Narrative Psychology
  • Positive affirmation
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Communication Skills Training
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (for PTSD)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (for OCD)

My educational background includes a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston, and an MA in Counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.  I am also a certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, on the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and I am an approved supervisor for Behavioral Health Providers in Arizona. My area of specialized training is in the area of communication, and studied with The Public Conversations Project (now called Essential Partners) https://whatisessential.org/ and with Bill Isaacs of Dialogos at the Sloan School of Management at MIT https://dialogos.com/


I spent most of my 30 year + career working for public health hospitals at the state and federal level, providing psychotherapy to persons of all ages and a variety of cultures, with problems mild to severe.

Professional Associations

  • Credentialed with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • Approved Supervisor with the State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health

A Little About Me

I Grew Up In…

A sea town north of Boston, Massachusetts

Some of My Meaningful Activities

Talking about Philosophy

Some of My Favorite Things

Books – The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker;
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Movies/TV – Science Fiction, South Korean Historical Dramas,
Socio-Political Dramas

Music – Improvisational Jazz and Rock, World Music

Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • United Health

Where I Work

Scottsdale Office

8124 E Cactus Road
Suite 410
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phoenix Office

3040 E Cactus Road
Suite 6
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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