I have had over 30 years working in the counseling, health care and mediation fields. My therapy is guided by empathy, emotional attunement, therapeutic curiosity to discover your resources and therapeutic challenge for change. Originally from New Zealand, I was a psychologist working with individuals, practicing couples counseling, and working with families before moving to San Diego in 2000 to become a professor at San Diego State University to train therapists. I have co-written six books that explore the benefits of understanding problems from a contextual and cultural framework and specialize in the following disciplines:
Sessions are normally 50 minutes long. I usually recommend a 75-minute session for couples and families. My fee is normally $180 per hour. The number of sessions will vary greatly depending upon the specific concerns you will bring to therapy.
Although I do not accept insurance directly, I will be happy to provide you with a monthly statement of services rendered (a superbill) if you wish to seek reimbursement from your insurance company. You can pay by cash, check, venmo or major credit card.
Contact me to learn more about my specialties and services or schedule your free 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good match.