THINKING OF THERAPY?
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Psychotherapy is a personal process involving change. Helping
change is what I do. Sometimes this involves one person, sometimes a
family, sometimes adults, adolescents or children. It used to be about
dynamic understanding of one's experiences, good or bad. These days,
therapy focuses more on solutions and is brief. I like to do both. Often
parents want simple answers about problems with children's behavior.
Sometimes people end up in therapy because their social worker or the
courts said they had to come. These situations are more about teaching. Sometimes couples want to make their relationship better. This is also
about teaching, usually communication skills, but not always. Sometimes
couples want to explore the nature of their relationship, enhancing,
improving and refreshing. I help with all of these. Here's some of my information:
BIO AND PRACTICE INFORMATION
I live with my son and wife in Southern California. I’m a volleyball aficionado, having played about thirty years now. I have two offices that cover the San Diego North County areas.
Here's a little more about my practice. I am an informal, low-keyed warmer fuzzier type. But I deal directly with problems, using CBT, emphasizing support/non-judgment. I work on anxiety and depression and lots of general issues (see below).
My practice is filled with marital/relationship and employment problems. I am a child psychologist, too, so I subspecialize in kids issues. Addiction issues are very common, with or without the 12 Step Programs. All managed care programs are accepted, if that is best for the client. Here's a list of problem areas in which I've had training or direct experience in for over two decades. Where noted, I've provided links to an ebooks page, where you can find more information about each topic and what I've written.
Addictions or Substance Abuse
Anger Management (See E-books)
Anxiety or Fears (Adjustment Reactions, GAD, Phobias, Panic Attacks, OCD, PTSD)
Assertiveness (See E-books)*
Bariatric Surgery Pre-Screening
Child or Adolescent Behavior Problems
Child Visitation (E-books) ***
Divorce (See E-books) *
(los ninos...See E-books)
Domestic Abuse or Violence
Elderly Persons Disorders
Forgiveness (See Ebooks)
Guilt (See E-books)
Impulse Control Disorders
Loss or Grief
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
Parenting (See E-books)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Procastination (See E-books)
(Por que las Relaciones Fallan... E-books)
Self Esteem (See E-books)
Teenagers (See E-books)
Weight Control (See E-books) **
* This one is also in Spanish (See E-books)
*** I have two ebooks on this subject. I've recently made one of these a FREE ebook.
** This one is also FREE.
Here's an overview of my services...
Years in Practice: 28
Accepts Insurance: Yes
|Accepted Insurance Plans: I’m a provider on over
84 insurance companies, EAP's or Managed Care Panels.
work with almost all of them
because that's the
state of mental health care. My rates are set by my contracts with the insurance companies; that is, although I bill at the industry standards for psychologists (higher than insurance rates), I accept insurance rates, minus any co-pays and/or deductibles. EAP's are special plans negotiated by your employer with the insurance companies. These plans have a limited number of visits but do not cost you anything. If you don't have or want to use insurance, my non-insured rate is $90 per session. I try to keep my rates about 15% under market, so I don't offer a sliding scale. We can talk
about your health insurance when you
arrange your first visit, but first visit my Insurance Information page for a general overview of what you should know. Click Here.
Religious Orientation: Any
Gay/Lesbian: I’m straight but have a good number of great relationships with gay
and lesbian clients.
Languages: English only (Estoy apprendiendo Castellano.) ****
Ages: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Elders
Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Rational Emotive (RET) Humanistic Eclectic
Modality: Individuals (ages one to 101), Couples, Families
Undergraduate School: Indiana University
Graduate School: USIU
Predoc Internship: San Diego County Mental Health
Postdoc Internship: Private Practice/Psychological Assistant
Year Graduated: 1982
Year Licensed: 1984
License No./State: PSY8534/ California
Bonsall, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Leucadia, Oceanside,
Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitas,
Rancho Santa Fe,
San Elijo, San Marcos, Solana Beach,
Valley Center, Vista
Nearby Zip Codes: 92007 92023 92024, 92025, 92026, 92027, 92029, 92030,
92033, 92046, 92049, 92051, 92054, 92055, 92056, 92057, 92061, 92064,
92069, 92074, 92075, 92081, 92082, 92083, 92084, 92085, 92128, 92589,
County: San Diego
**** No realizar psicoterapia en español, así que si necesitas un terapeuta de habla española, haga clic aquí para una referencia.
Tengo tres libros traducidos al español, hasta el momento. Para ver esto, haga clic aquí.
Member: National Register
(Shortcut to ebooks. Click on any picture.)