Mindfulness-based applications, Addictions/Drug & Alcohol, Adjusting to Change & Life Transitions, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues & Stress, Codependency & Dependency, Compulsions, Compassion Training/Empathy Training, Control Issues, Creative Blocks, Depression, Divorce & Divorce Adjustment, Eating & Food Issues, Gambling, Emptiness, Emotional Abuse, Existential Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Fear of Abandonment, Grief & Loss, Habits, Harm Reduction, Health Behavior Change, Impulse Control, Infidelity & Affair Recovery, Irritability, Life Purpose & Meaning, Managing Chronic Illness Behaviors and Treatment Compliance, Men's Issues, Midlife Transition, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Motivational Enhancement, Obsessions, Panic, Perfectionism, Phobias & Fears, Post Traumatic Stress, Premarital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage, Self-Care, Self-Confidence, Self-Criticism, Self-Doubt, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm (Cutting, etc.), Sensitivity to Criticism, Sex & Sexuality Issues, Search for Meaning, Shame, Smoking Cessation, Social Phobia, Stress, Trauma, Trust Issues, Workplace Issues, Worry, Worthlessness
Highmark, Blue Cross Blue Shield, UPMC; self-pay
21+ years old
I offer an eclectic treatment approach that consists of: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Meta-Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic and Behavioral Therapy, Logotherapy, Mindfulness-based Therapy, Brief-Dynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from SUNY Buffalo, 15 years post-licensure; member of APA (American Psychological Association) since 1997.
APA member Editor of the GPPA newsletter A member of the Advisory Board of the Mindfulness Project (London, UK) Dzogchen Sangha of Pittsburgh American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
I have authored 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of my books have been translated into Dutch, Chinese & Portuguese. I am on the Advisory Board for the London Mindfulness Center (UK).
Eating the Moment Reinventing the Meal Mindful Emotional Eating Smoke-Free Smoke Break Present Perfect Lotus Effect Anger Management Jumpstart
I have trained and worked in a variety of clinical settings, which include: psychiatric hospitals, university counseling center, county jail, hospice, community mental health centers, family medical practice, cancer hospital, veterans' hospitals, pain clinics, and private practice.