I have been in practice for over 30 years, and consider myself to be a seasoned and versatile psychotherapist. In addition to my clinical work, I have been involved, at several universities in the metropolitan Washington area—Catholic, George Washington, Georgetown, University of Maryland—in the teaching and supervision of graduate students who were training to become therapists. I have taught courses on clinical interviewing and cognitive-behavior therapy, and have conducted workshops on the use of journaling, and other writing-oriented exercises, as a means to promote self-understanding and improve personal control. I have offered programs on becoming a better listener, reducing fear and negativity, and getting a grip on runaway eating. For a couple of years I led a weekly support group for people suffering intense anxiety. In a departure from my usual professional activities, I served for a period as a psychologist with a Peace Corps medical training program, being stationed in Jamaica and in Kenya. 

          I have been awarded, following rigorous examination, a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. I am also a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration.