I am a clinical psychologist who works with adults through psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. My passion is in helping people understand themselves in a deeper way and in transforming their suffering and pain into personal growth.
I am a Licensed Psychologist with a general private practice for adults (ages 18 to 80+). I do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, personal beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.
Individual Psychotherapy or Counseling
I offer individual therapy services for issues ranging from mental illness to personal growth.
Teaching and Consultation
I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute (EUPI), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory School of Medicine. I have also served in adjunct faculty positions at Richmont Graduate University, Argosy University, Columbia Theological Seminary and Interdenominational Theological Center. I am available as a consultant to other mental health professionals.
Psychoanalysis is an in-depth method of therapy that explores conscious and unconscious experience. It involves at least three sessions per week over a long-term period, with the goal of significant personality insight and change.
My professional work has evolved to a focus on individual adults. Previously I had also specialized in group therapy, psychological assessment (testing), spiritual issues and adolescence.
Fees are determined at the first session or by phone prior to then. I am a network provider for Medicare.
knowing the Person
healing the Soul
555 Sun Valley Drive, Suite L-4
Roswell, GA 30076
Take GA 400 to Mansell Road (Exit 8). Go west for two miles. Turn right on Alpharetta Highway (GA 9). Go to the second stoplight (Sun Valley Drive) and turn left. Go 0.2 mi. and turn right at the sign, “555 Sun Valley Dr.” Drive past the mailboxes and take an immediate left. Down to the left is Building L. One of the signs above L-4 says “Family Counseling Associates.” Please come in and have a seat in the waiting room.
I was born and raised in the Chicago area, where I graduated from public high school and then attended Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. At Harvard I served as the Co-Director of a peer counseling service. I completed an honors thesis and earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude in Psychology & Social Relations. I participated in volunteer programs at a mental health center and a halfway house for intellectually disabled men. During a leave of absence from school I worked as an aide in the ICU of Forest Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in Des Plaines, IL. I also served as a summer mental health intern at The Psychiatric Institute in Washington, DC.
I received my graduate training in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Besides standard supervised training in psychotherapy and psychological assessment, I worked for two years as a trainee at the Gainesville VA Hospital. With primary training in clinical psychology and a minor in religion, I obtained a master’s degree and then a doctoral degree in 1984. My doctoral dissertation was entitled, “Clinical Judgment and The Use of Psychological Reports.” I completed a one-year internship at Hall-Brooke Hospital in Westport, CT.
Moving to Atlanta immediately after graduation, I became a licensed psychologist and obtained a position in private practice at the Atlanta Counseling Center. My work included individual, marital and group psychotherapies, as well as psychological assessment and psychoeducational seminars. I was affiliated with several psychiatric hospital programs, including Ridgeview Institute and Peachford Hospital, where I served on the Psychologist Committee. I became a clinical supervisor and adjunct faculty for the Psychological Studies Institute (now Richmont Graduate University). I have also had adjunct faculty appointments at Argosy University, Interdenominational Theological Center, Columbia Theological Seminary and Emory University.
After thirteen years at the Atlanta Counseling Center, I moved my practice to Duluth, GA, where I was the Director and co-owner of Counseling at Gwinnett Place, also an outpatient private practice. Since 2003, my practice has been in Roswell, GA. I work with adults, both women and men. Clinical specializations include mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder) and working with mental health professionals.
I have been active in a number of professional organizations, including long time membership in the American Psychological Association and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). I served as Southeast Director of CAPS and have been President of the Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Society.
I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute (EUPI), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory School of Medicine. Psychoanalysis is an in-depth method of therapy that explores conscious and unconscious experience. It involves at least three sessions per week over a long-term period, with the goal of significant personality insight and change.