Professional Context

Specializing in Couples Therapy

Please Note: I am currently accepting new referrals with an expected initial appointment scheduled after March 15, 2018.

I provide psychotherapy and consultation services primarily to couples who wish to resolve conflicts and improve their relationships, as well as to individuals who are experiencing a range of behavioral and emotional problems. These can include addressing problematic interactional patterns, breaches of trust/infidelity, and communication problems, as well as depression, anxiety, anger, fear, grief/loss, stress, and other complex issues.

Successful therapy includes the development of a caring and supportive relationship coupled with a sound theoretical and practical approach. I utilize an integration of Emotion-Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy, along with other empirically supported brief therapy approaches, tailoring the approach to the needs of each client.  My work is additionally influenced by a long-term interest in Buddhism and mindfulness-based practices, as well as by recent work and research on emotions and the brain.

I am Board Certified in Couple and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and licensed as a psychologist in both Vermont and New Hampshire. I have been in practice for over 35 years and continue to enjoy my clinical work.

Professionally, I have published articles on the theory and practice of family therapy, particularly Narrative Therapy, and have presented at workshops nationally and internationally. I have been on the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work and the editorial board of Gecko, a Journal of Narrative Practice, and served as Assistant Editor of the Journal of Systemic Therapies. I was a co-founder of the Brattleboro Family Institute and was the Associate Chairperson of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at Antioch New England Graduate School.

I am currently the dean of the PsyD program in clinical psychology at Union Institute & University, Brattleboro, VT.

For further information, please feel free to contact me.