I love helping couples and individuals find and increase love in their lives. I’ve been a marriage counselor licensed by California for 30 years. I am also very happily married myself. Everyday I am lucky enough to learn more about love from my marriage and take it to the office. Then I learn more about love from the couples and individuals I work with and take it home to my marriage. It’s a beautiful cycle that I love sharing with anyone who wants a great marriage or loving relationship with their partner, their children, their grandchildren, and their friends.
I have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology and Counseling and really can’t remember a time when understanding love and marriage wasn’t important to me. I was 7 years old when I tried to understand why my parents had gotten divorced. I was 8 when my friends started confiding in me and asking for my advice. Additionally I have been an Imago therapist and trainer for Harville Hendrix, PhD. I am also trained in EMDR so that my clients can get over trauma, anxiety, and depression. I often use role-play in my work because a picture is worth a thousand words and I want my office to be a place where people can try out new ways of handling themselves in stressful situations. I also use Cognitive-Behavioral therapy to help a clients free themselves from beliefs that limit them. But most of all I use myself and my life and what I’ve learned from 70 + years of living and figuring out what works and doesn’t work in love and life. My clients usually find me to be a mixture of warmth and practical help in improving their love lives. Sometimes we laugh. Sometimes we’re serious, But always while moving forward towards more love and happier lives.
I try to be inspiring and pragmatic at the same time. Everything I believe in and teach is field tested in real marriage, both mine and those of my clients. It would be my privilege to help you, too.