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Change is the alteration of what was before, something which comes to pass and makes what was become different.  Change alters us on multiple levels inside and out.  Our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, beliefs, actions, sensations, observations, and perceptions are impacted by change.  Our beliefs about ourselves, our world, and our futures come into question and we must decide who and what we are. 


Change can affect us physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually, financially, interpersonally, intrapsychically (within ourselves), and in our communities and countries.  Change affects our physical bodies and our mental states; it can shift our focus in an instant.  Large changes can be obvious yet harmless.  Large changes can be hard to see and destructive.  Small change may prove unnoticeable.  Small changes can bring about a tsunami where what is left is not the same.  Paying attention to change and paying attention to HOW we pay attention to change, or our perception of the change, is what matters.

Each of us has encountered both expected and unexpected changes in our lives.  And each of us has consciously or unconsciously responded in thought, action, and behavior in an effort to manage these events.  We need to make sense of things as people-- especially when it comes to our lives.  


Sometimes we act to bring about a change, and sometimes we wish things never changed. Either way, we are truly compelled to respond. When change occurs, we tend to follow well-meaning yet old patterns that have worked before.  Sometimes that helps, and sometimes ithis choice digs us deeper into the problem pattern.  


Whether we are swept up by the inaction of our "freeze response", are compelled to live in denial, or are stung into a frenzy, we can all count on change.  My approach? Let's accept the facts about what is happening, contemplate what we'd like to see happen, and figure how to use the events of change to work in our favor.  

I am an expert psychologist and consultant in diverse areas and have helped many people respond to familiar and unfamiliar changes in efforts to create desired outcomes.  Depressed or distressed, excited or exhausted, having a supportive, empathic, and strong psychologist you can count can truly change the course of what happens in the fact of change.  Through the goal-directed shaping of change, we can create a narrative that makes sense, improve your functioning, learn to accept and understand your feelings, and take action to create virtuous patterns of living.  


As a doctor with experience working in every type of clinic that exists with many common and uncommon situations, I look forward to helping you work to respond to and bring about change in your world.



We can shape change in a positive, virtuous, and hopeful direction.  We can be smart, accurate, and empathic as we learn to understand and make sense of it all.


We can deny change or shape it.  We can ignore change or shift it in our favor. We can announce ourselves victims or proclaim ourselves survivors. It's really our choice. And while we may not choose what happens to us in life, we can choose how we handle it.  Our thoughts, behaviors, feelings, beliefs, cultures, religions, and life experiences all play integral parts in how we survive and create our own personal happiness.


I wrote about my specialty area, change, in my doctoral dissertation on homicide loss, helping communities respond to tragedy and loss.    


Life is about change. 


I can help you uncover your problem-patterns and create viable solutions via creative strategies, the latest research, and personalized interventions directly related to your issues and current state.By establishing new actions we create new outcomes, and from new outcomes better lives and a higher level of functioning can merge.  Virtuous solutions can emerge from vicious cycles.



"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."  -George Bernard Shaw                         




Whether you're an individual, a couple, a group, or a corporation, I am eager to help you move forward toward new action that avoids problem patterns and creates virtuous cycles of change.


I practice from an integrative theoretical orientation, using psychodynamic, brief solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral and process-based frameworks.  I come from a problem-solving background that prevents us from becoming a part of whatever problem pattern exists in your situation.


My expertise in diversity issues makes me a great fit for those who struggle to be understood via historically-based frameworks. You and I will collaborate to engender positive change. 


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