• Depression-We will address the emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioral aspects of how you are feeling
  • Anxiety – I use cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness techniques to help you manage your thoughts and feelings.
  • Life transitions- Transitions like job loss, aging, menopause, relocating and career changes can be disorienting. It often helps to talk through your feelings and find ways to cope with change that really work.
  • Pregnancy Loss and Post-Partum Depression.
  • Addictions- I am familiar and comfortable with the 12-step recovery model.  I see psychotherapy as an adjunct to participation in a 12 step recovery program, especially in “second stage” recovery, when sobriety has been maintained for several months, and the work of understanding the genesis of the addiction truly begins.
  • Eating Disorders- I treat older adolescents (sixteen and older) and adults who are suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and eating disorders that do not meet diagnostic criteria but are negatively impacting an individual’s health and happiness.
  • Sexual Compulsivity. I have experience in working with people whose sexual behavior has become compulsive, disconnected from a true expression of healthy sexuality.
  • Divorce Recovery. Divorce knocks most of us off our feet, and getting help to re-build your life can make all the difference in how happy you are as a single, and how healthy your next relationship will be.

  • Relationship Therapy-- The goal of our work is to untangle the dynamics of your relationship and explore how each of you contributes to the difficulty and to realize that each of you has the potential to change those patterns.

  • Premarital Counseling.--We will explore the strengths and vulnerabilities of your relationship with an eye toward learning the skills to establish a healthy partnership and prevent future problems.

  • Marital Dissolution Counseling--This work is especially important for those who are ending their marriages and want to be as respectful and compassionate as possible toward their former partner. Parents who are divorcing benefit greatly from having professional help in transitioning from a coupleship to a co-parenting relationship.

FAMILY THERAPY for families who need;

    * Parent education. Parenting is one of life’s biggest challenges, and something for which most of us get little preparation. I help parents find creative ways to solve parenting problems and teach their children to be disciplined and responsible. The goal of this work is to create a respectful, peaceful atmosphere in your home that helps parents and children function at their best.

    * Step-family counseling. Blending families is tricky, complicated and always interesting! I help families learn to communicate about differences, and find common ground as they establish new rituals and new boundaries.

    * Family Therapy for Eating Disorders. Eating disorders affect everyone in the family. I use and support a team approach to treating eating disorders, and often provide the family therapy that is essential in helping young people with disordered eating get the kind of family support that is crucial to their recovery.

    Family Therapy for families experiencing grief, trauma, divorce or relocation. Families often need help in recovering from a major life transition or unexpected loss. I help the family members find a language for sharing their feelings and help them rebuild or re-imagine their family in a way that honors and supports each member.




In the face of pain—unharmonious relationships, work pressure, family stress, bad thoughts—people have four choices: you will develop symptoms, or you will turn to addiction, or you will feel crazy (psychosis), or you can start talking. Therapy is for those of us who want to avoid the first three by clinging, against all logic, to the fourth. -Jean Hantman