Notice: I am now only accepting Family and Life Coaching new clients. This work will be via webcam and will not be reimbursable by health insurance. There are other important differences between coaching and "medical-based" therapy. Contact me for more information.
Couples' conflicts including money & sexual issues; marital communication and conflict; relationship trauma; adult depression; adult anxiety disorders; men and women's gender based issues; family mediation; family therapy; avoiding divorce; structured/planned separations; post-divorce - managing conflict and change; parenting and visitation plans; adolescent & family therapy; problems of extended adolescence including school, work and abuse of drugs/alcohol; evaluations for custody, parenting and anger-related problems, including court-ordered evaluations; clinical supervision, organizational consultation including managing interpersonal "psycho-politics", regualtion of mental health professions, preparing candidates for the MFT licensing examination, continuing education for MFT's.
Licensed Psychologist (Massachusetts, 1977 - 2014), #1477
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MA, 1992), #355
Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Member, Massachusetts Psychological Association
Member, Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Member, Massacusetts Association of Guardians ad litem ( 2001 - 2012)
Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
& Elected Positions:
MA Dept. of Professional Licensure, Board of Allied Mental Health Professions (2004 - 2013)
President, Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (1990 - 1992)
Delegate, (National) Association of Marital & Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (2004 - 2013)
A few interesting articles:
NY Times | March 04, 2012
Does Couples Therapy Work?
By ELIZABETH WEIL
The fact that couples therapy stresses out therapists has long been an open secret, and a growing number of family therapists are talking about the challenges of the practice.
Wired Magazine | March, 2012
The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever
By Jonah Lehrer Email
MV Clinical Practice Resources:
New Client Info Forms / Appointments and Cancellations
Confidentiality Policies / Authorization to Release Confidential Information
Health Insurance Participation & Questions to Ask Your Insurance Company
MFT Code of Ethics / Psychologist's Code of Ethics / APA Guidelines for GAL's
Divorce Mediation Standards of Practice / Custody Evaluation Standards of Practice
Guardian ad litem - Standard Agreement / Info to Provide the GAL / Documents to Provide to the GAL
GAL Authorization to Release Confidential Information
AAMFT - Problems Facing Families Today / MV Complete Resume'