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
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.
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.
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
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.
For years ran a program that was one of the first to integrate mental health and chemical addiction treatment.