Health Consultation and Coaching
I help people take better care of their health and lead healthier lives.
I am currently working toward refocusing my practice in the direction of health psychology. Last year (February 2015) I de-activated my Texas psychology license, for up to 2 years, to take an official break (“sabbatical“) from psychology practice. I’ve been working on my own health habits, “walking the talk” (I’ve lost 40 pounds — and my health measurements and energy levels are improving dramatically!) — as well as exploring health behavior change strategies for clients struggling with obesity, cardiovascular or cardiorespiratory disorders, osteopenia, and other common health issues of middle age and senior life.
PLEASE NOTE: I am currently not accepting new patients. If you are a former client, however, please feel free to contact me. (See also below for referrals or questions regarding my former practice specialities.)
OCD and Hoarding — Referrals, support and advocacy
I co-founded and served as the first President of OCD TEXAS, a non-profit support and advocacy organization for OCD sufferers, their families and friends, and treating professionals. OCD TEXAS is the Texas affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). I strongly recommend the conferences and other support and advocacy events and other activities offered by both OCD TEXAS and IOCDF.
Through OCD TEXAS, I facilitated education and support for Hoarding Disorder, and I served as an adviser to the local Austin Hoarding Support Group. For a number of years I offered a support group session for family members and friends of people who hoard at the annual conference of the International OCD Foundation. I no longer provide individual consultation or referral for clients with Hoarding Disorder, but I highly recommend these groups and conferences and especially IOCDF’s Hoarding Center website as a starting point for anyone seeking information on hoarding.