I have helped hundreds of people cope with a wide range of concerns. I have worked with individuals in a counseling and educational capacity for 20 years. In my practice, I provide counseling services helping people deal with depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, work/school concerns, compulsive behaviors (including sexual addiction), sexual identity issues, chronic illnesses, and HIV/AIDS concerns among others. I worked as a Staff Psychologist and completed a training internship at the prestigious University of California in San Diego. Further, I have degrees from the University of Central Florida, Florida State University, and the University of Nebraska.I use a collaborative approach to counseling, incorporating client goals and value systems. I focus on the life situation of the person, couple, or family, including their successes and challenges as they pursue life goals. I help them use their personal strengths to find new solutions to life challenges.Some of my additional specialties include helping individuals with issues concerning personal identity, including cultural affiliations and sexual orientation. I also provide psychological assessment for some medical procedures including bariatric surgery (gastric bypass) as well as general psychological evaluations for other purposes.