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When I was in my doctoral training, I became very interested in childhood development and did my internship at the Children's Psychiatric Center in South Florida. I was amazed at children and how expressive they are in the play therapy milieu. I was particularly interested in the area of Divorce and how the strife between thier parents affects them. I wanted to make a difference and my practice evolved to what it is today. I am different in that I have had both formal training with children and adults. I saw early in my practice with defiant teens and thier parents that this had to be addressed on more than just an individual basis. I have always felt that dealing with things in a lighthearted way has made me different in the sense that I am friendly, talkative and I am engaging with the people that afford me the priviledge of working with them. I became very interested in the Gottman method because I saw that the interventions made sense, they were very practical and most of all very powerful. Having worked in the clinical area over the past 20 years, I have branched out and I have added a forensic component to my practice in order to help those couples with children in court system. I have had the opportunity to have great training and completed a post-doctoral psychoanalytic certificate. (see my qualifications on my website) Teaching has been a passion for many years and I have taught psychology from high school to graduate school. Most of all I think what differentiates me is that I have tremendous passion for what I do! That is the feedback that I regularly get from clients. I am genuine, skilled, friendly, respectful and empathic. I endeavor to make dealing with what is sometimes very difficult material as easy as possible!
I am qualified to work with children as young as three. I am a Certified Parent Coordinator and a Qualified Expert in both Broward and Palm Beach Counties. I have worked with many parents ordered by the court to resolve their differences as it related to and effects their children. I look forward to using my training in the Gottman Method thus far to help couples enhance thier communication, their insight, their friendship and admiration for one another so they can have healthier relationships and to enjoy life more.