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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. 

The goal with children and with adolescents is to restore them to the path of normal development.  A developmental approach is utilized in assessment and treatment planning. The therapeutic time may include play, talk, and meeting with parents. Parental involvement in the process is crucial to the outcome of the endeavor.  



I qualified in psychoanalysis with Anna Freud and her colleagues at the Hampstead Clinic in London (Now The Anna Freud Centre)


Psychoanalytic Qualification

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

  • Parent guidance

  • 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

Services Offered

  • Infant, child, adolescent development - guidance

  • Individual psychoanalytic therapy - child and adult 

  • Brief therapeutic consultations

  • Professional case consultations 


Contact Information 


8700 E Vista Bonita Dr

Suite 116

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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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)

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