"The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best."

Paul Valery

Defining Psychotherapy

Based on years of study, training and experience, a psychotherapist is a catalyst for a person's self-discovery, growth, and change. Sometimes confidant and ally, sometimes mentor or provocateur, the psychologist creates a safe space to explore and address alternatives for a more fulfilled life and meaningful relationships. Psychological methods, in person meetings, and occasional action-prescriptions are directed to helping a person, who is seeking personal growth or struggling with life challenges, toward an end goal of increasing the individual's wellbeing and mental-health.

By working with a psychotherapist, a person will develop more self-understanding and appreciation, discover unrecognized strengths, build resilience, expand capacity to resolve problems when they arise and improve their ability to realize personal intentions and potential.

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I offer multiple psychotherapy services in the Santa Barbara area including:

Analytic Psychology

  • Life Transitions
  • Existential Crises and Spirituality
  • Relationship, Engagement and Marital Counseling
  • Family Dynamics

Maintenance of Mental Health Care

  • Medication Adherence
  • Complementary Psychotherapy
  • Critical Incident After Care

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

  • Emotional Regulation
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Social Skills
  • Mindfulness

Addiction & Motivational Interviewing

  • Stages of Change
  • Assumptions, Aspirations and Actualities
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Friends, Family and Associates

Financial Psychology

  • Disquiet and Unease about Money
  • Money Avoidance
  • Workaholism
  • Overspending or Compulsive Shopping
  • Underspending or Hoarding
  • Gambling
  • Family Dynamics and Money

I'm also available for speaking and or teaching engagements. Contact me if you're interested in having me speak at your next psychology or spirituality convention, in your classroom or at your next office training.

Who I Serve

Struggling with life problems? Are you seeking meaning in the complexity of today's world? Changing habitual patterns and automatic responses all require courage and perseverance. These undertakings are most successful when a secure therapeutic alliance is in place and both individuals are committed to moving into vulnerable territory.

If you're looking to define your purpose in the world, work through a life-changing event, gain better clarity over your financial state, improve your platonic, family and or romantic relationships, deepen your ability to trust and love or just interested in living more fully, I'm here for you and I can help. I serve many different types of people including: individuals, couples, families, groups, teams, and organizations.

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