A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, but because it has a song.

I am passionate about

  • The use of the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator® to assist client groups in more effective planning.  It focuses on four basic areas --- knowledge of how we direct and receive energy, how we take in information, how we decide and come to conclusions, and our overall approach to the outside world.
  • Helping individuals and groups make effective changes in their personal and professional lives with a consistent focus on action planning and tangible results.

What makes me whole

  • Writing poetry and golfing any chance I can.
  • Living where lots of other people vacation - Southern California. The ocean is like a guru to me --- sitting and listening to the breaking waves reminds me that there is constancy in the universe that is so much more powerful and special than any personal problem I may be dealing with.  The best treatment for anxiety is to breathe in the ocean air and recognize that “NOW IS THE ONLY TIME THERE EVER IS, AND RIGHT NOW, I AM OK.”

My Prior Professional Endeavors

  • I have taught clinical social work, human services, and psychology to undergraduate and graduate students and I’ve also worked in both private and public organizations in positions of leadership.
  • I maintain a part-time practice in psychotherapy and clinical consulting primarily in the healthcare industry.
  • I completed my doctoral work with protégés of Carl Rogers, the father of the “person-centered” approach to psychology and have maintained this principle as my focus – starting with the needs and goals of the client as the center of planning.

Inspired Ideas Blog

Aug 6 2020

Getting Back Up After Being Hunkered Down

COVID-19, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development

I recently got a letter from my sister who was complaining about not being able to go anywhere or do anything with friends and family that she was accustomed to doing.  I began writing about “Living with Limitation” and then listened to a talk by a minister entitled “Moments of Inspiration.” I also recognize that […]

Apr 8 2020

Camping In

COVID-19, Inspired Ideas Blog

We often look forward to “CAMPING OUT” to free ourselves of urban clutter and noise, tiring and draining work assignments and forced contact with people we haven’t consciously chosen to interact with.  Now, with this massive shelter in place, the shutdown of many businesses and life that we know has seemingly forced us to “CAMP […]

Mar 4 2020

Couples Communication Tips Work in Business

Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development

Over the years, I have studied ways to help people work cooperatively with one another.  A recent program helping marital partners create healthy ways to relate caught my attention.  In his book, Communication Miracles for Couples, Jonathan Robinson identifies three key areas that make the difference.  He describes them as “high octane gasoline that makes […]