I was originally trained as a child psychologist and have 20+ years experience working with children and their families. I also became certified as an IMAGO relationship therapist and started to incorporate IMAGO ideas in both individual and couples sessions to help clients create healthier relationships in their lives. I work together with clients to figure out their relationship patterns, the causes of conflict in their relationships, and ways to heal those parts of the self that are more difficult to access. My goal is to help clients increase their flexibility, learn more effective ways to interact with others, and lead more conscious lives in their relationships with themselves, their partners, their colleagues, and their children.
As a gay identified therapist, I also work at empowering LGBTQQ clients throughout the various stages of their identity formation. While my research focused on fathering and gay fathers in particular, I have become very interested in how humans can be conditioned to think of masculinity and femininity in certain ways and how this conditioning affects the way we relate to ourselves and to others.
I offer parenting groups to caregivers using IMAGO based training and mindfulness techniques that provide caregivers with tools to help limit the power struggles and allow their children to feel more empowered.