Services

ACT

ACT

I work primarily with this cutting-edge approach that combines acceptance and mindfulness techniques with commitment and behavior change strategies to help individuals reclaim their lives. Over 30 years of rigorous research shows ACT to be an effective treatment for a wide range of psychological challenges, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, grief, substance abuse, and PTSD. Click here for more information

Act-Training

ACT Training

I am a peer reviewed ACT trainer and love to help others learn how to maximize this powerful approach – so much so that I have written or co-written 4 books on the topic! I offer a range of workshops and seminars, from 1-day introductory workshops, to 2 and 3-day intermediate and advanced-level courses with follow-on consultation (e.g., Introduction to ACT, Advanced ACT, ACT and PTSD, ACT and Couples).  Contact me for more information.

ACT Consultation

ACT Consultation

This is my favorite way of sharing ACT!  Years of supervising psychology interns, practicum students and postdoctoral fellows, and 5 years serving as an Expert ACT Consultant for a VA-wide rollout of ACT – including evaluating over 1100 hours of recorded ACT sessions – taught me where the challenges lie in learning ACT. More importantly, I learned how to help others optimize this powerful therapy. Contact me for more information.

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

When done well, therapy helps bring intention to your life. Whether you are struggling or simply wanting to grow, you can learn to tap into your own formidable resources, rediscover your innate health and wholeness, and create a rich and meaningful life. In my 18 years as a licensed clinical psychologist working with both men and women, it has been my mission and privilege to assist others in this remarkable process.
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Couples-Therapy

Couples Therapy

Isn’t it odd that despite the fact that our relationships are often the most important things in our lives, we get zero training on how to do them? In fact, a lot of what we’re taught sucks the life right out our relationships, even if that’s the last thing we’re intending. Here’s what I know: When two people are really ready to work, and share the intention of building a vital and nurturing relationship, anything is possible. New clients click here

Group-Work

Group Work

Group work is one of the most effective ways to learn. When done well, a group offers the experience of being understood, accepted, and yet challenged in a way that brings out one’s best. I regularly conduct men’s and women’s ACT groups where we explore how to create lives full of vitality and meaning, even in the face of great difficulty. Groups range from intensive one-weekend workshops to weekly sessions that run for around 8 weeks.

PTSD

PTSD

Only the trauma survivor knows how difficult the experience can be. Yet it is possible to carry even that painful a burden without being defined by it, and I would like to help. As a recognized PTSD expert and former director of a residential treatment program for PTSD at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, I have experience with severe PTSD stemming from war zone trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood abuse, and natural disasters. New clients click here

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression

It is hard to be human sometimes. Despite our best efforts, we can become stuck in a struggle with depression, anxiety, grief – before we know it, our lives have become quite small. There is a way to get unstuck, a different way to work with difficult thoughts and feelings that still makes room for “good living.” Let us journey on that path together, exploring what good living means to you and how to use those values to build a vital, meaningful life. New clients click here

Feeling Stuck

Feeling Stuck

Are you feeling stuck?
Sometimes it’s hard to put a finger on what’s wrong. There’s a sense there could be more, that our lives could be better if only…” This experience is part of being human for sure, but it points to an important desire to live more vitally, to be more fully engaged with life. What do you care about? How do you want to BE in this world? We can work together to discover what matters to you and how to build that life you envision. New clients click here