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I am a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience with diverse patient populations. Specialty areas include Depression and Anxiety Disorders, PTSD Treatment, Trauma Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and issues related to Neurological Disorders.

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Psychotherapist Specialties:

My orientation to therapy is psychodynamic. I have had lengthy training and experience in clinical psychology with cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy where needed. My areas of expertise are:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Psychological issues related to Neurological Disorders
  • Trauma Therapy
  • PTSD Treatment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Hypnosis and Visualization
  • Chronic Pain Management

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Other types of clinical therapy I address:

  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s, and all-dementia’s
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • LGBT Concerns
  • Elderly Person’s Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

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Ages & communities I provide clinical therapy for:

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Veterans
  • Cancer Patients
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied

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My Clinical Psychologist Qualifications:

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PsyD, HSP practicing in the state of Tennessee.

I’m also a Fellowship-trained Clinical Neuropsychologist.

I have over 20 years of experience treating patients through Psychoanalysis, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I am currently serving as Chair of the Executive and Education Committee of the Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

I am a verified psychologist by Psychology Today.

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

  • The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • The American Psychological Association
  • The American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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What to expect from a clinical psychologist:

Therapy Setting: My office is in a suite of six offices on the fourth floor. My office itself will feel more like a living room than what one would expect from a doctor’s office. I hope you will feel comfortable and safe.

Therapy Duration: Individual sessions are typically 45 minutes long, but can be longer if needed. Sometimes when people travel from a long distance they see me for two sessions at a time.

Therapy Fee: $175-$200 per session

Payment Types: I accept checks and cash.

Insurance: I do not accept insurance at this time. However, I will provide statements to patients who want them so that they can submit them to their insurance carriers.

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My Motivation

I believe that when a patient comes to see a therapist, they often ask these questions: “Will I feel safe, will I be heard without judgment and can this unknown person be trusted?” The therapeutic relationship is the most profound, protected, and valuable asset created between the psychologist and the patient. I am in awe of my patients’ courage and their ability to trust, so that the issues grappled with can be explored and understood, and that ultimately they can begin to heal and grow in ways that are both needed and desired.

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