I  have more than 20 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, and first became affiliated with Rochester Psychological Associates in 1996. My career began in academic medical centers, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Washington, and Strong Memorial Hospital. I’ve also managed clinical and polling research organizations, both locally and overseas.

Clients use me like a consultant, acquiring knowledge to solve problems. The methods that I employ are practical, and work in the real world— because I believe clients deserve the best probability of success from their efforts.  I especially rely on cognitive therapy to help people feel better and live more happy lives by changing how they think.

My doctorate in Clinical Psychology is from the University of Hawai’i, and I completed my internship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. While on the faculty at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, I also completed an MBA at the Simon Business School. I’m a member of the American Psychological Association and American Society on Aging.

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Overcoming depression and anxiety
  • Satisfaction with relationships
  • Anger management
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Mindfulness, attention training, meditation and physical symptom management
  • Constructivist psychotherapy