The origin of the word patient literally means “one who suffers.” You are probably reading this in search of someone who can help you alleviate your suffering. The single most important factor known to help patients get better is whether they believe that their psychotherapist listens to and cares about them. At the end of each session, I will ask you to give me feedback on how well I did in that regard and whether we focused on the goals you want to address. I will also track how you are doing from session to session. Research has shown that taking these small steps will double the effectiveness of your therapy and may shorten the length of your therapy as well.
My office is located in the lower level of The Victorian, which was built in 1881 in historic downtown Stillwater. There is readily available parking behind the building or in front on Myrtle Street. I have my own entrance in back, next to the parking lot, ensuring your privacy.
I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 1987 and became a licensed psychologist in 1992. I initially worked in a hospital psychiatric setting for about 8 years, starting in 1983. I spent the subsequent 26 years working with men who were either on probation or incarcerated. I believed it was important to offer them hope that their lives could improve. I retired from that career in 2016 and opened a private practice.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.