I offer an initial telephone consultation at no charge. You can find out more about the psychoanalytic process and get a sense of who I am. In our conversation we can determine what could be helpful.
My view of the psychoanalytic process encompasses the developmental nature of our life - of our present and past experiences. Through our communication, we work toward the discovery of one’s independence, creativity, and individuality - that is, becoming a person.
I qualified in psychoanalysis with Anna Freud and her colleagues at the Hampstead Clinic in London (Now The Anna Freud Centre)
The Anna Freud Centre - London
(Member Institution of British Psychoanalytic Council)
Association of Child Psychotherapists - MACP
(Under Professional Standards Authority - PSA)
Association of Child Psychoanalysis - International
University of Michigan - Master of Arts
DePaul University College of Law - Juris Doctor
30+ years of experience with adults, children, and adolescents
Teaching and supervising faculty for College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Department of Psychiatry
Teaching at the British Association of Psychotherapists and the Colorado Center for Psychoanalytic Studies
Consultation to Tohono O'odham Nation (Mental Health Services) and Tucson Centers for Women and Children (Domestic Violence)
Co-founded the Southwest Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (Arizona)
Adjunct Teaching Faculty at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
In the therapeutic consultation...the client begins to feel that understanding may perhaps be available and that communication at a deep level may become possible. Winnicott 1971
8700 E Vista Bonita Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
A sign of health in the mind is the ability of one individual to enter imaginatively and accurately into the thoughts and feelings and hopes and fears of another person; also to allow the other person to do the same to us…when we are face to face with a man, woman, or child in our specialty, we are reduced to two human beings in equal status.
D.W. Winnicott (1970)