I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 16 years experience in private practice.
While my practice is generalized, I specialize in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and related learning
disabilities; anxiety disorders (including panic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder) and depression, for all age groups.
I provide psychological and academic testing to objectively identify the presence of ADHD and/or a learning disability. I
also offer family therapy as I have found, through experience, that family therapy is beneficial for the ADHD individual as
well as for the other members of the family who have been affected. FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS: How do you work and what is your
approach to psychotherapy?
My approach to therapy begins with an accurate assessment and diagnosis (if
applicable). With minors, family involvement is usually required. Following the assessment, a treatment plan is jointly formulated
and agreed upon by the client and myself. I work within a brief therapy model whenever it is reasonable to do so. My approach
ranges with the use of cognitive/behavioral therapy methods, visual imagery and hypnosis, parenting and educational strategies,
family counseling, marital counseling and consultation with physicians, schools or the courts (if applicable). I am good natured
and non-dictatorial in my approach. Therapy is an experience of self-exploration and I function as a guide in helping those
who are motivated to succeed in accomplishing their own personal goals.
kind of training and experience do you have?
I am a licensed psychologist with 16 years of experience
working with a wide range of people, problems, and solutions. I have owned and operated Intense Outpatient Programs and Partial
Hospitalization programs, have worked in private practice and in private psychiatric hospitals (on two occasions; once as
a program director for the adolescent population and once as the program director on the adult unit for persons suffering
from an anxiety disorder). I think that the breadth of my training and the wide variety of people with whom I have established
helping relationships gives me a good basis for working with most problems.
I obtained my Bachelor’s degree
in psychology from Hillsdale College in Michigan and my Doctorate in clinical psychology from Forest Institute of Professional
Psychology in Wheeling, Illinois. I have been in private practice in the state of Florida since 1990. If you want other specific
details about my training and work experience, or if you are wondering about anything else that relates to my ability to work
with you, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or telephone. You can also look me up on the National Register for psychologists
at www.nationalregister.com. Please feel free to contact me personally at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What kinds of problems and concerns do you work with?
The problems and concerns that I work with range from ages 5 to 95. I am especially interested in helping identify
and treat individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disabilities. These conditions affect
persons throughout the lifespan and if treated quickly they can succeed beyond their dreams and their family's expectations.
I have seen children go from SLD classes to gifted in two years. With proper treatment, I have seen children go from SLD classes
to gifted in two years. My goal is to achieve an accurate diagnosis using objective psychological tests. In addition to identifying
and treating ADHD and Learning Disabilities, I work actively with couples and families along with adults, children and adolescents
in individual counseling. I help individuals with mood disorders, relationship issues, trauma reactions and sexual identity
How do I set up an appointment?
To set up an appointment, call (727) 319-3020. My office staff will help you between 9:30 and 1:30 Monday,
Tuesday, and Friday. The hours on Thursday are from 12:00 to 4:00 The office is closed on Wednesdays. My hours
include Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.