Welcome to my Sarasota counseling practice. Why choose me to be your therapist? Many of the individuals, couples and families I work with are concerned about the impact of alcohol or drug addiction on their lives. Also, others want to learn to manage their overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, or anger, or want to improve their relationships by learning how to communicate more effectively while coping with life’s many challenges. My goal is to build a relationship with you based on respect, trust and openness. My approach is to help you identify your strengths and articulate your concerns. I will help you learn and practice new skills: stress management and coping skills to better manage your emotions and your addiction, and communication skills to improve your relationships. My extensive background and experience, over 35 years working with mental health and substance abuse clients, includes work in a private practice, in a hospital, in community agencies and in public schools. Also, I have had special training in working with families of children with learning differences to teach social skills and pro social behavior.