Psychology—in addition to philosophy, science and religion—has taught us a great deal about human behavior. We’re better at understanding our emotions and thoughts, choices and patterns, motivations and defenses, attractions and conflicts. Acquiring these insights is an essential first step, but learning how to apply them in order to improve our lives is equally as important. Implementing this understanding requires strategies, tools, skill sets and practice.
My interest as a psychologist is to apply what we know about psychology and human behavior to help individuals, couples and families, businesses and organizations, schools and communities to function more effectively.
My primary work activity is psychotherapy where I work intensively with individuals, couples and families. In an effort to share psychological ideas on a broader level, I offer talks and workshops, and have been writing a monthly column, “Psychological Fitness,” in the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin since 2004. With the current changes in health care delivery and the rapid advances in technology, I am open to innovative ways to use psychology to improve the way we live.