bio_wrightI believe in helping people learn how they can help themselves and take control of their lives.  I can help you with relationship difficulties, managing important life transitions, minimizing anxiety, eliminating depression, managing stress, improving your physical health and fitness, and increasing your level of happiness.  My approach is integrative and collaborative, based on trust, respect, and compassion.  I have over 25 years of experience.

I use cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based types of therapies.  I also use strategies from positive psychology.  I encourage my patients to do daily meditation practices.  I have a great deal of knowledge in mind-body medicine. I believe functional medicine and integrative medicine are effective in helping prevent and eliminate or reduce the cause of physical illness, mental illness and emotional problems.

I provide my patients with knowledge and guidance in selecting supplements that often help.  These include (but are not limited to) high quality fish oil and vitamin D3.  I also offer life coaching for people who want to enhance the quality of their life.  I can help you to create your best life.


  • 1985 – Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology
  • 1994 – University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
    Completed 2 year fellowship at the Pain Treatment Center

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • New York State Psychological Association
  • Genesee Valley Psychological Association

Issues Treated

  • Academic Underachievement
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem Problems
  • Weight Loss

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mind Body Medicine
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Change