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Welcome to my website. I have a private practice in Corvallis, Oregon, and I work with adults in individual therapy. I have been in private practice since 1984. Before that, I worked in an outpatient chemical dependency treatment program. I received my Ph.D. in 1978 and have been licensed as a psychologist in Oregon since 1981.

 

When people come to individual counseling, they usually are uncertain about what to expect. I hope this website can help answer lots of questions and make it easier for you to decide about starting therapy.

 

My clients come to me with a wide variety of concerns. I help people overcome depression, cope with anxiety and relationship breakups and explore and resolve life problems. My work emphasizes building new skills for coping with problems and developing better perspectives for changing and growing long after therapy is completed. My clients describe me as "no-nonsense", combined with understanding, solid ideas and helpful insights---someone who helps them to be more than they realized they could be.

 

My approach primarily uses cognitive therapy techniques within an identity-development framework. In their work with me, clients learn to stretch themselves to become the people they most want to become. My work focuses on becoming a whole person, beyond the limitations of one's background or childhood experiences.