USA, LOS ANGELES, 901 East E Street, Wilmington, CA 90744

Heal your
mind and soul

I whole-heartedly enjoy being a psychologist and will work proactively to help you to resolve the issues that keep you unfulfilled.

Welcome!


Iam a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual therapy and psychological assessment for adults in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. I am a partner in the Washington Psychological Center. After 45 years in clinical practice, I have semi-retired and relocated to sunny Florida.

Educational

B.A., Harvard University
M.A., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Areas of study

Social Psychology
Cognitive Science

Individual
psychotherapy

As should be apparent from looking at the selection of my publications below, I am quite eclectic as to research areas and interests. I will briefly describe several of these areas. In one line of work, my colleagues and I have developed a model of preferences, called the feature-matching model.

a. ANXIETY DISORDERS

b. GLBTQ ISSUES

c. EATING ISSUES
d. COPING WITH MEDICAL CONDITIONS
e. GRIEF AND LOSS

Latest articles

Identifying losers, controllers & abusers in relationships


Over the years, this has been my most popular article. The article offers twenty signs of an abusive, controlling, and manipulative individual. The "Loser" may be a spouse, romantic partner, parent, sibling, or friend. The article helps not only identify these individuals, but offers suggestions on detaching from abusers/controller and reclaiming your life.

Love & Stockholm Syndrome: the mystery of loving an abuser


The term "Stockholm Syndrome" refers to the reaction of the hostages in a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden. Held captive and threatened with death for five days, upon their release the hostages were supportive of their captors.

The chemical imbalance in mental health problems


Many conditions in mental health practice are considered the product of a "chemical imbalance". The client is then prescribed medications to correct the imbalance little education regarding the causes, treatment, and symptoms. This handout is an effort to describe the current theory behind those psychiatric disorders known to be related to brain neurotransmitters.