For most of my adult life, it’s been my passion to guide adults as they overcome personal and professional obstacles to achieve successful life transitions and reach their full potential. My expertise ranges from deep, transformative psychotherapy to life planning at various stages of life. In 1996, I established the TransformationWorks® program, which provides psychotherapy, life and professional development coaching, and classes designed to teach and guide people in the art and skills of living a transformed life.
As a psychotherapist, I am adept at using the modalities and tools of transformative psychotherapy to help you heal, recover, and live more fully. I utilize proven approaches and techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and Voice Dialogue, as well as “talk therapy.” I’m also your resource when you need a psychological, chemical dependency, or career evaluation.
As a success coach, I combine my experience as a psychologist with coaching expertise to help you to define and achieve your lifestyle and professional goals.
My clients range from “millennials” to “3rd agers.” I help you to face and recover from the adversity of trauma and harassment as well as life challenges, such as depression, anxiety, and grief. I support you to accept and love yourself and to become the person you can really be. In the realm of relationships, I work with you to build closer, easier, and more satisfying relationships with those who are important to you, whether it’s your romantic partner, a parent or child, close friends, a difficult co-worker, or boss, or employee.
I am a sure guide when you are in the midst of career decisions and transitions. My goal in working with you is to be your ally in clarifying what you want and to build the confidence and focus you need to reach your goals.
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist since 1985. I received my core coach’s training in 2001 at Coach University. I have been a Certified Life Purpose Coach since 2006 and a Certified Retirement Options Coach since 2012. In 2013, I developed Design Your Best Retirement™, a personalized, self-paced home study and success coaching program that empowers recent and aspiring retirees to transform their “encore years” into a powerful 3rd age of life marked by purpose and fulfillment.
My membership in PsyPact (Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact) allows me to work not only with clients in Texas and North Carolina (states where I am licensed) but also with clients in 24 additional states. I conduct sessions via video and telephone as well as traditional office visits. My coaching practice is nationwide via video and telephone.
I’ve spoken at national conferences, worked before peer groups, and to the media on topics that include developing your business style, thriving through life’s transitions, stress management, working effectively with your Inner Critic, becoming a more effective communicator, and gender-specific issues.
I relocated to Asheville, NC in the fall of 2016, but I maintain close ties with friends and my professional community in Houston.