About Me

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.