Florida Licensed Psychologist, PY8087
Do I Know What I Am Doing?
Well, I have several big, fancy degrees, including a doctorate in psychology. You can read more about my education, trainings, and professional experience below. I, however, believe that the makings of a good psychologist include more than diplomas. Research has shown that a connection between client and counselor is necessary for the therapeutic process to be effective. So, I am going to use this section, in part to discuss my personal style of therapy in an effort to help you decide if I might be the right therapist for you.
What Is It Like To Work With Me?
I work best with a client who likes to learn and who is ready to do the work. The type of therapy that I offer is direct, collaborative and interactive. So, we’ll both be talking. I’ve been told that I am compassionate and a good listener; however, I am not afraid to challenge your way of thinking. We WILL: look for solutions, set and achieve goals, build coping skills, be mostly present-focused, laugh sometimes, possibly cry sometimes, skip the BS (who has time for that anyway). We WON’T: spend years discussing your childhood. I WON’T: read your mind (I’m a psychologist not a psychic), provide you with a prescription (I’m a psychologist not a psychiatrist), turn you into someone else (I’m a psychologist, remember, not a magician).
- 2011-present: Psychologist, Private Practice, Boca Raton, FL
- 2008-2011: Psychologist/Primary Therapist, The Watershed Addiction Treatment Center, Boynton Beach, FL
- 2007-2008: Psychologist, Private Practice, Renascence Institute International, Nassau, Bahamas
- Doctorate of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
- Post-Doctoral Residency, The Watershed Addiction Treatment Center, Delray Beach, FL
- Pre-Doctoral Internship, Broward General Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL