Early in my career I worked with and was exposed to marriage and family therapists/therapy. I joined the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, attended their conferences, obtained supervision from seasoned MFT's and then worked extensively with couples in an outpatient hospital setting before entering private practice.
The dynamics of interaction between couples is both intriguing and challenging from the interplay of personality, cognition, behavior and communication for me as a couples therapist. The opportunity for engagement in the therapeutic process is very high for me. Marriage is the best "growing machine for humans," as David Schnarch Ph.D., marital researcher and therapist points out.
Early in my career, I worked extensively with couples with sexual concerns, worked in a marital therapy research project using dynamic and behavioral approaches for couples in conflict and now see a variety of marital concerns across the life cycle from newly marrieds to retired couples of advanced age. In recent years I have trained with Bill Doherty in Discernment Counseling and work with a number of couples with mixed agendas related to marriage/divorce.
Couples need to email and telephone me. I speak to a member of the couple to arrange an appointment or to both if the interest is in Discernment Counseling.