Evaluation and Diagnostic Services I am qualified and have provided careful psychological evaluations for the purposes of answering questions or diagnosing problems with learning or developmental disorders, disability, employment, workers' compensation, child custody, brain injuries or impairment, criminal, probation or parole, and fitness for duty or workplace competence. I have provided second opinions when a prior evaluation was inconclusive.
Therapy and Counseling Services For over 30 years I have provided competent, caring therapy to individual adults, teens and children, couples and whole families for a wide range of conditions including trauma, addictions to substances and behaviors, brain injuries or impairments, legal issues, parenting, pastoral or spiritual concerns, grief or end of life issues. I have followed two evidence-based theoretical orientations: Bowen family systems and cognitive-behavioral approaches to resolving difficulties. As someone who comes from America's heartland, who has lived and worked in 5 countries and visited more, who has been in a committed and happy marriage for 37 years, with adult children and a grandchild, I know and respect the challenges that others are facing. I am able to keep my issues out of the professional care-giving relationship in order to provide you with the best possible care. I am available and ready to serve you.
Legal Matters Disability determination, child custody, parenting coordination/special master or criminal evaluations are all competently performed. I have been asked to provide second opinions when the prior evaluation was inconclusive.
Qualified Medical Evaluations and Agreed Medical Evaluations QME AME I am qualified by the Medical Unit of the State of California Division of Workers' Compensation
to provide psychiatric and psychological evaluations in cases of work-related injury.
Consultations I have given lively, informative and inspiring consultations, workshops or courses in communication skills training, pain management, bipolar disorder, stress management, marriage, family relationships, parenting, leadership development, emotional or social intelligence and adjustment, memory, anger management, anxiety management, the psychology of forgiveness and psychological assessment.
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