Thank you for visiting my website. I am a Florida Licensed Psychologist and Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 17 years of practice in the areas of child, adult and couples psychotherapy in West Palm Beach, Florida. A specialization is assessing and treating childhood disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Conduct Disorder and other behavioral issues of children and adolescents. I provide expert psychological consultation to parents experiencing a divorce or separation and consultation and guidance to teachers and educational staff. I provide family therapy and parenting training based on the work of psychologists Alfred Adler, Jay Haley and Salvador Minuchin, among others. You can be confident I base my treatment on current psychological research.
I provide adult psychotherapy for individuals faced with depression, anxiety, chronic medical conditions and compulsive disorders. Many of these concerns respond well to group therapy. Group therapy may be right for you. Once you have completed individual therapy, group therapy provides a continuation of treatment allowing in-vivo (real life) practice of interpersonal skills. I structure group therapy sessions from the perspective of Dr. Irving Yalom, who identified the many therapeutic and curative factors of group therapy.
Adult/Adolescent Forensic Psychological Evaluations and Adult/Child/Adolescent Psychological Evaluations are also part of my skill set. A forensic psychological evaluation may be required by the court to determine an individual’s ability to understand and appreciate issues ranging from the nature of their current charges to determining the capacity to give consent in various legal matters. The court may request a parent undergo a psychological evaluation as part of a determination regarding parenting ability or capacity. Psychological evaluations are also completed as part of an insurance or Social Security disability claim.
Child psychological evaluations are conducted to determine educational or vocational placement or intellectual capacity. These are requested by parents concerned about their child’s academic or social progress. In order for the child to receive an appropriate education to meet their learning capacity as required by The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, learning and IQ testing are often necessary. I follow the practice guidelines and ethical principles of the state licensing board and the American Psychological Association regarding testing, and all psychological services.