What is distinct about who I am and what I do is my dual background in psychology and spirituality. First, I am a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of experience in outpatient and inpatient settings, such as hospitals, schools, college, and addiction treatment centers. I will help you feel at ease the moment you meet me! Therapy will proceed in a comfortable, natural manner, embracing both a serious, yet light-hearted approach. The treatment approach I will use will be selected to meet your needs.
About my background… I earned a doctorate from the College of Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in Psychology from West Virginia University. Following two years of clinical internships in the Philadelphia area, I worked at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, Albright College, Caron Treatment Centers, The Pathway School, and at Wayne Counseling Center. For over 10 years, I was a Director at Berks Psychological Services Center. I have taught numerous undergraduate courses in psychology and have trained doctoral level practitioners and family practice medical residents, and supervised psychologists for licensure. I am also School Certified in Pennsylvania and have substantial experience conducting psychoeducational, psychological, neuropsychological, and career evaluations.
For over 30 years, I have been a serious spiritual student of Masters and teachers, mostly in Eastern traditions. One outgrowth of my ongoing training is my recent book, ‘Freedom in Every Moment: Transcending the Struggles of Daily Life,’ written with David O’Connell, Ph.D. and released in January 2017. Many of the methods I use are grounded in psychology and in spiritual disciplines from the East and West.
Over the years, I have published professional articles as well as articles for the general public from elementary school through college to adulthood involving addictions, depression, ADHD, leaving home for college, anxiety, and stress. A Fellow of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, I am the former Chair of the Electronic Newsletter Committee which produced the newsletter ‘Psychological News You Can Use.’ For many years, I hosted a local TV show in Berks County entitled, ‘Not Just Kidding Around,’ as part of my advocacy work for children in Berks County, PA.
Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am til 5:00 pm.
Daytime appointments are easier to obtain.