"Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending."

-Chico Xavier


Since 1992, I have been in private practice in the Newport Beach area, providing a caring and supportive framework for individuals, couples and families to become emotionally healthier, to communicate with respect and love, and live life more fully.

I actively engage in the counseling session, building a collaborative partnership with you.   My warm and confidential office setting helps to make you feel at ease, so we can work together to meet your counseling goals.

Your life is precious. Building strong connections is essential.  My guidance and practical strategies can help you make positive, long-lasting changes in your life and relationships.


My specialties are:

• Individual therapy
• Child and adolescent therapy
• Couples counseling
• Family counseling
• Individuals making life transitions
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Coping with illness and loss
• Parenting
• Managing stress effectively
• Launching adult children successfully
• Aging well/adjustment to retirement