Psychotherapy is not about a diagnosis; it's about you and your life. My emphasis is on understanding you and the problems that cause you distress. I then help you both to understand yourself to make constructive changes. I am dedicated to each patient as a unique human being.
A great deal of the meaning in our lives comes from positive, successful relationships. I focus on understanding your relationships – past and present – and working with you to improve them.
Good therapy is a dialog. I will listen carefully to you and then give you thoughtful, helpful feedback. I'm confident in my skills, but I'm not full of myself.
My office is located in downtown Minneapolis and can be reached through the skyway system. Please call me or email me to arrange an initial consultation.
I have been a psychologist and psychotherapist for over 25 years. Many of my clients are therapists themselves. I love my work.
Therapy is about growth. I assist my clients in learning more about themselves and their relationships. This enables them to live more fully, including having richer relationships.
For many years I have been involved in the training of therapists, and currently I am the director of an advanced training program for therapists. I also teach about psychotherapy at the University of Minnesota.
I frequently publish articles about therapy. I am currently working on a book about how the understanding of human behavior has developed over the past one hundred years.
I work with individual adults (17 years and older) and with couples. I work with a variety of issues and problems and I specialize in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem.