Psychologist, howard, columbia, anne arundel, baltimore, carroll, montgomery, county, maryland, mdPsychologist, howard, columbia, anne arundel, baltimore, carroll, montgomery, county, maryland, md

Background

Psychologist, howard, columbia, anne arundel, baltimore, carroll, montgomery, county, maryland, mdI was born and raised in Maryland and received my B.A in psychology from the University of Virginia and my Ph.D. at the University of Texas.

After graduating from the University of Texas I benefitted from the experience of practicing in a myriad of settings. I have worked within the public school and mental health systems in North Carolina, directed a private non-profit outpatient clinic in Florida and administered the clinical component of a public secondary school for emotionally handicapped children in Howard County, Maryland. After returning to the Baltimore-Washington area in 1989 I have been in independent private practice since 1992.


Clinical Orientation

My clinical orientation is to first assist individuals, couples and families in understanding themselves and the dynamics of their patterns of behavior and coping. With this enhanced understanding people can then consider how they want to change the patterns and circumstances that are distressful and dysfunctional to ones that are productive and satisfying. I tend to understand and frame situations from a combination of Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic perspectives. Therapy is an interactive process and I believe my job is to establish a safe and trusting environment in which I both listen and actively offer my perspective and suggestions. Each person is unique and must be respected as such, so there are no “cookie cutter” solutions. I believe in the human potential for change and understanding and am truly gratified when I see people feeling happier and more content with themselves and their lives.

Credentials and Affiliations

Licensed Psychologist, State of Maryland (license #2551)

Member:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Maryland Psychological Association
    • President 2011- 2012
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

 
Psychologist, howard, columbia, anne arundel, baltimore, carroll, montgomery, county, maryland, md