More than thirty-five years experience and the author of three books and dozens of articles on mental health, counseling, and relationships.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Rochester, NY
For years ran a program that was one of the first to integrate mental health and chemical addiction treatment.
I’ve done a lot of writing about ways to improve your relationships and become the person you would like to be. My newest book is The Road to Reconciliation: A Comprehensive Guide to Peace When Relationships Go Bad, and I published a workbook connected to it titled, How to Make an Apology You’ll Never Have to Make Again. An earlier self-help book was Constructive Conflict: Building Something Good Out of All Those Arguments.
Attended Family Therapy Institute at the University of Rochester. Researched and wrote books on reconciliation and conflict resolution: The Road to Reconciliation: A Comprehensive Guide to Peace When Relationships Go Bad How to Make an Apology You’ll Never Have to Make Again Constructive Conflict: Building Something Good Out of All Those Arguments
Completed a certification program in drug and alcohol counseling associated with SUNY Brockport. I was one of a small group of people who developed one of the earliest programs to integrate mental health and chemical addiction (MICA or Dual Disorders) treatment. I have given talks and lectures in the community on the topic. I also worked at bringing tobacco counseling to mental health and substance abuse treatment.
I’ve done this so long, I’ve developed my own personal approach to psychotherapy I call Reflective Eclectic, drawing on a number of techniques, including Narrative , Cognitive Behavioral, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Enhancement, Solution Focused, Neuro-Linguistic, Existential, Psychodynamic, and Client Centered Therapy. However, I have found that techniques are not as important as the working alliance that the counselor and the client build together.