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Psychotherapy is a personal process involving change. Helping others change is what I do. Sometimes this involves one person, sometimes a family, sometimes adults, adolescents or children. It used to be about dynamic understanding of one's experiences, good or bad. These days, therapy focuses more on solutions and is brief. I like to do both. Often parents want simple answers about problems with children's behavior. Sometimes people end up in therapy because their social worker or the courts said they had to come. These situations are more about teaching. Sometimes couples want to make their relationship better. This is also about teaching, usually communication skills, but not always. Sometimes couples want to explore the nature of their relationship, enhancing, improving and refreshing. I help with all of these. Here's some of my information:



BIO AND PRACTICE INFORMATION



I live with my son and wife in Southern California. I’m a volleyball aficionado, having played about thirty years now. I have two offices that cover the San Diego North County areas.

Here's a little more about my practice. I am an informal, low-keyed warmer fuzzier type. But I deal directly with problems, using CBT, emphasizing support/non-judgment. I work on anxiety and depression and lots of general issues (see below). My practice is filled with marital/relationship and employment problems. I am a child psychologist, too, so I subspecialize in kids issues. Addiction issues are very common, with or without the 12 Step Programs. All managed care programs are accepted, if that is best for the client. Here's a list of problem areas in which I've had training or direct experience in for over two decades. Where noted, I've provided links to an ebooks page, where you can find more information about each topic and what I've written.

SPECIALTIES

Addictions or Substance Abuse
ADHD
(E-books)
Anger Management
(See E-books)
Anxiety or Fears (Adjustment Reactions, GAD, Phobias, Panic Attacks, OCD, PTSD)
(See E-books)
Assertiveness (See E-books)
*
(Asertividad...See E-books)
Bariatric Surgery Pre-Screening
Blended Families
Child or Adolescent Behavior Problems
(See E-books)

Child Visitation (E-books) ***
Co-Dependence
Depression/Bipolar Disorder
Dissociative Disorders
Divorce
(See E-books)
*
(los ninos...See E-books)
Domestic Abuse or Violence
Eating Disorders
Elderly Persons Disorders

Forgiveness (See Ebooks)
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Guilt (See E-books)
Impulse Control Disorders
Loss or Grief
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
(See E-books)
Parenting (See E-books)
Personality Disorders
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
(See E-books)
Procastination (See E-books)
Psychological Testing
Psychosis
Relationships (E-books)
*
(Por que las Relaciones Fallan (E-books)
Self Esteem (See E-books)
Sex Therapy
Stress (
E-books)***
Teenagers (See E-books)
Thinking Disorders

Weight Control (See E-books) **


* This one is also in Spanish.
** This one is FREE.
*** This one is practically free. It's a Very Low Cost ebook.


Here's an overview of my services...


GENERAL

Gender: Male
Years in Practice: 29
Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans: I’m a provider on over 84 insurance companies, EAP's or Managed Care Panels. I work with almost all of them because that's the state of mental health care. My rates are set by my contracts with the insurance companies; that is, although I bill at the industry standards for psychologists (higher than insurance rates), I accept insurance rates, minus any co-pays and/or deductibles. EAP's are special plans negotiated by your employer with the insurance companies. These plans have a limited number of visits but do not cost you anything. If you don't have or want to use insurance, my non-insured rate is $90 per session. I try to keep my rates about 35% under market, so I don't offer a sliding scale. We can talk about your health insurance when you arrange your first visit, but first visit my Insurance Information page for a general overview of what you should know and what information you'll need to bring to the first session. Click Here.

CLIENT FOCUS

Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Either
Religious Orientation: Any
Gay/Lesbian: I’m straight but have a good number of great relationships with gay
and lesbian clients.
Languages: English only (Estoy apprendiendo Castellano.) ****
Ages: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Elders


TREATMENT PREFERENCES

Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Rational Emotive (RET) Humanistic Eclectic
Modality: Individuals (ages one to 101), Couples, Families

QUALIFICATIONS

Undergraduate School: Indiana University
Graduate School: USIU
Predoc Internship: San Diego County Mental Health
Postdoc Internship: Private Practice/Psychological Assistant
Year Graduated: 1982
Year Licensed: 1984
License No./State: PSY8534/ California


NEARBY TOWNS

Bonsall, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Leucadia, Oceanside,
Olivenhain, Pauma Valley, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitas,
Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Elijo, San Marcos, Solana Beach,

Temecula, Valley Center, Vista

Nearby Zip Codes: 92007 92023 92024, 92025, 92026, 92027, 92029, 92030,
92033, 92046, 92049, 92051, 92054, 92055, 92056, 92057, 92061, 92064,
92069, 92074, 92075, 92081, 92082, 92083, 92084, 92085, 92128, 92589,
92590, 92591, 92592,92593

County: San Diego

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Currently, I only accept cash or check for co-payments, or for private pay clients. I'm considering credit cards, but just haven't gotten around to it...

**** No realizar psicoterapia en español, así que si necesitas un terapeuta de habla española, haga clic aquí para una referencia.

Tengo tres libros traducidos al español, hasta el momento. Para ver esto, haga clic aquí.


 

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Anxiety    
Assertiveness
  Children's Behavior  


assertiveness
children fighting

 
Relationships    
Self-Esteem
  Kids and Divorce

fighting couple

 

self-esteem



grieving family
Forgiveness
Anger Management
Teenagers
forgiveness

Anger Management

Procrastination
Guilt
Weight Loss

guilt

obese girl

(Free e book)

ADHD

 


Here's an "almost" free ebook on a topic I get asked about "almost" daily. (STRESS!!!) This is written by another legal entity under a pseudonym, is to the point and very, very cheap. It is also available as an electronic ebook.

 

stress 

 

Here's another "almost" free ebook on another topic I get asked about "almost" daily--CHILD VISITATION (and how it affects self-esteem). It is also available either as a PDF or electronic ebook.

 

child visitation

 

If you don't like my ebooks, here's a page of links to other people's books. These are the books I frequently recommend as part of my work in the office.

 

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