Life can be hard. Young people face a number of challenges– family stresses, anxiety about growing older and separating from parents, peer pressure, the lure of substances. As adults, we also face painful stresses– divorce, for example, other losses, aging. We can become stuck, overwhelmed, and confused.
In my work with adolescents and adults, I offer an engaged, intensive approach to therapy that will allow us to understand how longstanding dysfunctional patterns and beliefs affect your daily life. Specialized training and decades of experience have taught me that the better we understand ourselves, the better we can handle challenges and implement adaptive solutions.
I have a sub-specialty in divorce-related consultation and treatment. I have worked with high-conflict divorces for over 20 years, beginning as a staff psychologist in the Family and Law Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. I provide therapy, mediation, parent coordination, and custody evaluations.
Committed to supervision and teaching, I have faculty positions at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.