Hello! And thank you for visiting my site. Although I am new to the Tucson area as of 2019, I am a licensed therapist with many years of experience who desires to create a safe, comfortable environment for you to work on what is troubling you. I see my role as assisting you to better understand your challenges, and to access your resources to address them. I believe in the resilience of each person and bring a great deal of my own creativity and energy to each of my clients. I strive to be respectful and supportive of the individuals, couples and families I work with, and am always mindful that I am working for you, to your benefit.
I provide a systemic perspective to each presenting problem, and often use a brief therapy, or solution-focused model of treatment. I have been practicing as a licensed therapist for over 23 years. In the past 20 years I have developed a particular interest and expertise in the area of perinatal mental health. Go to the page, "The Center For Postpartum Family Health" for more information.
I also do couples counseling for dating, co-habitating, engaged, separated and married couples. I am certified in the Prepare/Enrich premarital counseling program. I provide family therapy for families in transition related to many life challenges including parenting, empty nest, caring for elderly parents, blended families and more. With individual clients I often address depression and anxiety, life and work issues, relationships, spirituality, self-care and stress management.
My office is designed for comfort and security, in a quiet building near The Catalina Foothills on the campus of St. Philips in the Hill's Episcopal Church. I take lunchtime appointments every day I am in the office, and evening appointments when desired.
I am happy to answer any questions you have about me or my practice. Feeling you have a good "fit " with the right therapists for you is an important step in the process. So please feel free to call me to discuss any questions you might have. And if you are ready to schedule an appointment, either contact me through this site, or give me a call. I look forward to hearing from you.
Initial phone consultations are always free.