Professional Education and Experience


I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University in 1981. As part of that training, I completed my internship through Emory Medical School at Grady Memorial Hospital with special focus on psychotherapy and behavioral medicine.

Although I established a private practice as soon as I was licensed, during the first two years after finishing my degree, I also used my behavioral medicine training while working part time at the Emory Pain Clinic, teaching a course for Emory’s Physicians Assistant Program, and performing some psychological testing at Emory’s Egleston Hospital for Children.

Since 1981 I have worked with adults, both individually and in couples. I have experience helping people with a range of problems from anxiety to depression to relationship and work difficulties. I also have specialized experience with stress related difficulties. For instance, stress often manifests into physical problems such as chest pain, other chronic medical conditions and diseases. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Medicine or Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Compulsive or Impulsive Behavior
  • Depression
  • Gender Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem or Self Confidence
  • Sexuality
  • PTSD and Trauma from Emotional, Sexual, Physical Assault

Links to Helpful Resources

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