Psychologist / Private Practice (1978-Present)
I creatively integrate positive psychology with a holistic/spiritual approach to enhance healing and growth for individual adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families.
Emphasis on personal growth, enhanced relationships, improved communication skills, and elimination of destructive habits. Personal strengths include sensitivity, excellent listening skills, commitment, creativity, and the ability to use humor as a therapeutic tool.
2012-Present-Therapist Resource for the Dr. Phil television series
Rehabilitation Counselor (July 2002) Livengrin Foundation
I had a unique work/training opportunity that involved therapy/counseling, case management and assessment in a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility. This dynamic learning experience engendered a profound understanding and respect for the patients and staff engaged in a spiritual/recovery addiction program.
Psychologist Provider (May 2001-February 2002) PENN-Friends Behavioral Health
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Services
Provided psychological therapeutic interventions for medically necessary conditions to families, children, adolescents, and couples in their homes. Treatment plans were based on multiaxial diagnoses. In cases of organic conditions, worked closely with physicians to support medical treatment. Guided clients in building a support system and helped them access community resources.
Psychologist (1977-2002) Pennsbury School District, Fallsington, Pennsylvania
Responsibilities included: an emphasis on clinical delivery of psychological services that involved individual group and family counseling, consultation with teachers, support staff, emotional support program, and administration. Provided crisis intervention, comprehensive psychological assessments, re-evaluations, and program development Served on schools’ multidisciplinary teams, supervised and trained psychology interns. Demonstrated special skills in mediating and defusing parent-school and student-student conflict. Maintained an active role in initiating staff development programs.
Psychologist (1974-1977) Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
Provided psychological services to school districts in rural areas.
Psychology Internship (September thru December 1973) The Woods Schools
Responsibilities included providing comprehensive psychological services to a residential population. To address staff concerns in one of the residential units developed a twenty-four-hour behavior modification program for twenty emotionally challenged young males. I received excellent supervision for clinical and psychological assessment in this unique setting.
School Teacher (1969-1973) Philadelphia School District
Taught grades fourth, sixth and seventh grade level Science. Inner city experience profoundly expanded social/cultural diversity awareness and enhanced personal growth.
Master of Arts in Psychology Temple University
December 1972 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
School Psychology Program (1971-1973) Temple University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Temple University
January 1969 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Awarded a full four-year scholarship from Temple University.
- Licensed Pennsylvania Psychologist
- Certified School Psychologist
- Certified Bereavement Facilitator
- Pennsylvania Psychological Association
- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
- International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.
- National Association of School Psychologists
I have contributed articles dealing with mental health issues that have appeared in the: Northampton Herald, Newtown Gazette, Langhorne Ledger, Yardley Voice and Lower Makefield News.