As a coach and mediator since receiving my PhD in Communication Studies from Northwestern University in 1984, I have been helping adults and adolescents through the particular struggles of our time. Tension between couples, parenting frustration, blending new families, separation and divorce, (un)employment, cancer, and loss–these are my areas of expertise.
My voice of reason and moderation guides people in shifting from fear and hopelessness to problem-solving and respect. Many individuals coming from abusive relationships reassert self-control and regain self-esteem. When relationships, whether personal or professional, come to an impasse, mediation techniques help to ensure that each party will have his/her needs heard and accounted for in a dignified way.
In addition to talking, listening, and reframing, I employ metaphor, active teaching, role-playing, visualization, and occasionally hypnotherapy. My clients seek these services in my office as well as by telephone, allowing a national and even international reach.